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Poll: With Races Won and Cups Collected, How Do You Rate Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 2?

With Races Won and Cups Collected, How Do You Rate Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 2?

And 200cc, for that matter

It's clear that Nintendo's approach to DLC has moved on a great deal when extras begin to take on the status of a brand new release. With April being generally low on enticing new releases, the big N successfully got plenty of current Wii U and 3DS gamers excited with DLC for existing evergreen blockbusters. In the case of...

Video: Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

The Return of Baby Park

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines....again! The second DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 is here and it is a must-buy piece of downloadable content if ever there were one. Even if Animal Crossing isn't your cup of tea, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this pack. How about another F-Zero track? Is Dry Bowser...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Rev up the engines

The time is here, with the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and software update now available to download; if you try and fire up your copy of the game it should automatically trigger a download update. Once that's done you can open up the game and set the DLC downloading - when that's finished you have various delights waiting for you...

Video: Nintendo Minute Races Around the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Nintendo Minute Races Around the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

On the starting grid

The Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 - or Mario Kart 8 X Animal Crossing, if you prefer - is now just days away, adding another eight tracks, three characters (four if you count Boy and Girl Villager separately) and four vehicles. There'll also be the 200cc mode as a free extra for everyone, too. One of the Wii U's finest games is about...

Hands On: Hitting the Tracks in Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and 200cc Mode

Hitting the Tracks in Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and 200cc Mode

It just keeps getting better...

When Nintendo announced that the second Mario Kart 8 DLC pack was coming earlier than promised, we were appropriately excited. Now that we've had a chance to get to grips with everything this extra content has to offer, suffice to say we're not disappointed. In this early look at the full DLC pack we check out the...

News: Marvel at the Launch Trailer, Live Music and Tracks of Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Marvel at the Launch Trailer, Live Music and Tracks of Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Full details inside

After a lengthy period of furious winking, release date movement - for the better in this case - and rumours, Nintendo revealed the details for Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2. Some of the rumours actually proved correct, either by dumb luck or otherwise, and the line-up has certainly got plenty of fans excited. If you missed it, the...

Rumour: Upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC to Include Baby Park and Neo Bowser City

Upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC to Include Baby Park and Neo Bowser City

Supposedly dug up from the game's code

Update: Cancel the baby (park) shower, this is apparently a load of old bunkum, as we suggested it may be in the original article below. We're back to dreaming once again... Original Article: The Mario Kart 8 second DLC pack isn't far away, which mean we can start to fantasize about what tracks will be on...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Launching With amiibo Cards And NFC Reader This Autumn

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Launching With amiibo Cards And NFC Reader This Autumn

Lend your interior design talents to the animals

Not long ago, Nintendo revealed it was looking for alternate ways to make the new amiibo line more readily available to the masses and that it was even considering collectable cards which could be scanned into games as an option. The latest Direct has now revealed Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer...

News: Animal Crossing Helped This Artist Get Through Her Chemotherapy Treatment

Animal Crossing Helped This Artist Get Through Her Chemotherapy Treatment

"The mundanity of it is really comforting"

Chicago artist Krystal DiFronzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma - a cancer of the blood - last August. Like all cancer suffers, she had to deal with a lot of worry and heartbreak, but found an unlikely aid in the Nintendo 3DS title Animal Crossing: New Leaf. DiFronzo has created a series - called...

News: Animal Crossing, Yoshi and Dragon Ball Z Bring Star Power in Latest 3DS HOME Theme Batch in Japan

Animal Crossing, Yoshi and Dragon Ball Z Bring Star Power in Latest 3DS HOME Theme Batch in Japan

Cute 'n powerful

While Nintendo doesn't always follow through with all of its ideas and concepts, it's maintained momentum with 3DS HOME Themes. New options arrive most weeks and cover a range of franchises and styles, helping us all to add a little extra spice to our portables. The Japanese market does have the best of the releases, naturally, and...

News: Nintendo's Revival of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to Continue with Nintendo Zone Item Distributions

Nintendo's Revival of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to Continue with Nintendo Zone Item Distributions

Previously Japan-only items on the way

Animal Crossing: New Leaf was a major hit on 3DS when it arrived in the West in 2013, selling millions of copies and becoming a mainstay for light-hearted chatter on social networks. Its blend of repetition, daily chores and cute whimsy made is a mainstay on a number of systems for weeks, months and -...

News: Nintendo Brands Come Out on Top in Tumblr "Year in Review" Results

Nintendo Brands Come Out on Top in Tumblr "Year in Review" Results

Pokémon is the "most re-blogged" games series

Social networking is a hugely important tool for companies like Nintendo, and more importantly provides a platform for gamers to share a few of their favourite things with the online community. While there can be awful ugliness online, it's worth remembering that plenty use websites, blogs and more to...

News: Nintendo Discusses Plans for amiibo Cards, Franchises Like Animal Crossing Under Consideration

Nintendo Discusses Plans for amiibo Cards, Franchises Like Animal Crossing Under Consideration

"amiibo has the potential to propose new ways to play card games"

We've argued before that amiibo could be crucial for Nintendo's fortunes in the coming months and years; if the company can make them enticing to consumers and as integral to Wii U and 3DS as the games themselves, it could be hugely lucrative. From our perspective as gamers, they also...

News: Animal Crossing 'Clone', Castaway Paradise, Could Even Come to Wii U

Animal Crossing 'Clone', Castaway Paradise, Could Even Come to Wii U

"Everything is fine" with Nintendo, apparently

Last week we pointed your attention to iPad title Castaway Paradise, which has striking similarities to Animal Crossing and some aspects that would be familiar to Harvest Moon fans; all with a dash of micro-transactions, of course. Footage of the title, already out in countries such as Canada and New...

News: iPad Title Castaway Paradise Does A Pretty Convincing Impression Of Animal Crossing

iPad Title Castaway Paradise Does A Pretty Convincing Impression Of Animal Crossing

Tom Nook won't be pleased

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so Nintendo must be feeling pretty flattered right now because we've just spotted an iPad game which looks an awful lot like Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Castaway Paradise is currently available on the Canadian, New Zealand and Vietnamese iPad App Stores, and it's fairly...

Video: Nintendo Minute Interviews Key Members of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Development Team

Nintendo Minute Interviews Key Members of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Development Team

Special QR codes for Zelda-themed clothes shared

Animal Crossing: New Leaf may have been on the market for a year, but we imagine there are still plenty of 3DS owners — of the millions that bought the game — that are still looking after their town and quirky residents. It's a franchise that continues to achieve impressive sales, with the latest...