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...
The Mario Kart 8 second DLC pack isn't far away, which mean we can start to fantasize about what tracks will be on offer. Nintendo's been far less open in the build up to release that it was with the first batch, so far only showing off the new Animal Crossing track in the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast.
Of course, we have rumours to tide us over until then, and over on NeoGaf there's speculation bouncing around that's supposedly based on code from the first DLC pack. Let's just emphasize the rumour part once again.
The code apparently references the eight tracks already seen in the first pack, and then has the following five entries.
3DS_NEOBOWSERCITY = 3DS Neo Bowser City
GC_BABYPARK = GCN Baby Park
WU_ANIMAL = Animal Crossing
WU_METRO = ?
WU_WOODS = ?
Neo Bowser City - from Mario Kart 7 - is known as Koopa City in PAL territories, though the inclusion of Baby Park is an eye opener. That was the simple-but-brilliant oval track from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. As for Metro and Woods, the latter has perhaps been visible in older concept imagery for the DLC pack (only one small screen), and Metro sounds promising - perhaps a new city-based track?
It could all be bunkum, of course, but with release rather close it's fun to wonder what the new DLC will entail. Would you be happy with Baby Park and New Bowser City in the next Mario Kart 8 DLC pack?
Baby Park 200cc? Yes please!
Well, Baby Park is the best MK course of all time, so I'm excited.
Also, please tell me Metro is referring to Metroid.
Andre from GameXplain is going to be so Happy!!
This rumour is several months old. That said I really hope it's false because I'm not a fan of Neo Bowser City.
But Baby Park was in DS already, why another course that's rereleased already?
Fingers crossed for N64 Wario Stadium....
Very unlikely... Why would this data be there? No new updates have been sent to MK8 since the first pack was out so where would this be dug from? BS I say.
My thought exactly.
Such a coincidence that this was discovered a week before the release date...
I don't trust many video game rumors anymore.
If true, I'm down with that. Baby Park is a bit of fun and I quite enjoyed Koopa City in Mario Kart 7.
They'll probably make Baby Park three laps though.
I hope this is true, because Baby Park is great. Plus, we have, like, 40 babies on the roster, now, so I feel like they're owed a track.
More importantly, though, even if we don't get actual arenas, I am hoping against all evidence that Nintendo will at least add more tracks to Battle Mode. And Baby Park would be a PERFECT (hectic) Battle Mode course.
@BenAV Why would you think that? Mount Wario and N64 Rainbow Road are both only one lap...
They've shown at no point that all courses have to stick to an arbitrary three-lap formula.
I'm down for Neo Bowser City. I loved that track!
Baby Park, honestly for me...meh.
Baby Park would be great, but Neo Bowser City is probably my least favorite track from Mario Kart 7... Hopefully they'll make it good if it does come to 8.
Baby Park?! Seriously? Lame... I am hoping that the 'Metro' reference might actually mean Metroid - how ace would that be?!
I loved Baby Park... I don't know why but I did. ha ha... Oh no.... the item spam..... THE HORROR!!!!!! You'll get hit by all the stuff people get in dead last... ha ha
Reddit Here: http://www.reddit.com/r/wiiu/comments/32fz65/rumour_upcoming_mario_kart_8_dlc_to_include_baby/
Two great tracks. But the one I really want is Wario Colosseum from DD. I freaking love that track.
@Thearnaud44 Prepare for a 20 minute long discussion about this
This is my dream. Seriously. 200cc baby park. I will cry if this is true
Yeah, Baby Park! I missed that track.
And Metro clearly means Metroid!
@LtAldoRaine YES. Bowsers castle DD!!, Baby park, Wario's colosseum, Waluigi's stadium ECT. I love MK;DD!
One of my best courses in Double Dash, and one of my best courses in MK7? YES, YES, YES, YES, YES PLEASE.
Mmm... Third installment of DLC = battle pack? That's what I'm hoping for.
Yes to Baby Park and yes to Neo Bowser City, this would make me happy if true.
Neo Bowser City would be beautiful in HD.
MK7 had some of my favorite tracks in the series as well as my all time favorite Rainbow Road. More MK7 tracks PLEASE! Man, what I wouldn't give for Rock Rock Mountain on MK8. Love that track. (also, Maple Treeway in HD would be nice too...)
Baby Park is like a kiddie version of the Excite Bike track and would be awesome on 200cc (though it'd need about 15 laps to be a reasonable time).
I'd love to see Baby Park in there, it's great! It just goes round and round. It was one of my favorite tracks due to the gauntlet you could create with the shells, banana peels and who could forget racing against Bowser's giant spiny shell?!!
I'm still hoping for Wario Coliseum though from the GCN! Anti Grav would work wonders on that raceway!!!
I would have prefered Luigi Circuit MkWii and Wuhu Island 3DS, as the retro tracks.
Also, could Woods be referring to Wario Woods, maybe a track with that name.
Baby Park is my favorite track in Double Dash, so I'd love to see it return in MK8! Especially with 200cc, I can tell it would be a lot of fun.
I don't buy it......but i guess we will know soon. I'd love Baby Park. Also hoping Wario Stadium 64. I bet we get 1 more Rainbow road
Baby Park! My brother is going to squeal with delight!
I wanted Waluigi Pinball, Airship Fortress, Wario Colliseum and Maka Wuhu
@CyberGW That is going to be absolute chaos... Baby Park was chaos when it was just 100cc and 150cc in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
@Alundra-1998 Hence why I would like it
I'm really looking forward to the new update - because I think there are some hackers in there right now - I was playing online - and a guy dropped a banana before we got a question box - and he would like drop too many weapons - it didn't make sense - his name was like Dawa9 or something from like Norway or something - the w and the a's weren't the standard letters, but the different looking ones - I know this makes no sense - but whatever - he was a fat purple koopaling guy - just sayin
Baby Park needs to be in because of the online. I want to play that with some sort of extreme items settings and only the slowest cars possible on 50cc
I really hope, that this is just some bull someone made up and Baby Park is not in the DLC pack 2 .... It's one of the worst trackes Mario Kart has ever seen ... I really don't know why it is held so high all the time .....
I like me some actual white-knuckle racing, so Baby Park does little for me... Probably among my least wanted tracks from DD. However, Neo Bowser City tickles all the right places. Exquisite.
I love both tracks.
I'm so ready for Baby Park. Won't be quite the same without giant items, but 200cc mode should make up for that!
I don't care much about Baby Park and New Bowser City. I would much rather have the return of retro tracks such as Wuhu Loop, Maka Wuhu, Toad's Factory DK Summit, Yoshi Falls, Delfino Square, or Rock Rock Mountain!!
@CyberGW that is going to be INSANELY FUN!
Neo Bowser City is awesome. Baby Park... not so much, considering MK8 doesn't have the same style and mechanics as Double Dash i.e. no special items, so it won't be as crazy and hectic. I could be wrong, maybe it'll play great, despite being a boring and tedious oval-shaped track with not much variety, other than having more laps and solely relying on items to make it up front. We'll have to wait and see what they did with it (that is, if this ends up being true).
P.S. still waiting for my HD N64 Wario Stadium ..oh, and we need more lapless, point-A-to-B tracks.
Love baby park! Hope they make it a bit bigger though for the added speed.
Please be real! Please be real! Please be real! PLEASE BE REAL!!!!!!! Baby Park is my favourite course from Double Dash!!™.
Aww, man. I'm trying to not discover what the other tracks are until I play the DLC pack. I want to be surprised. But, Baby Park would be awesome... hope it's 7 laps.
@Goginho Baby Park returned in Mario Kart DS and that game didn't have any special items either. So I would assume that it would be as hectic as it was in DS. I've never played DS, so I don't know how hectic it is in that game, but 200cc should make up for it. Make it 7 laps and a bit bigger to compensate for 12 players, then things should be close to Double Dash.
@CreativeWelshman @Thearnaud44 Not necessarily, Andre from GameXplain hated Baby Park in Mario Kart DS because it had less than 7 laps there.
@TheAceofMystery Waluigi and Airship Fortress. Im with ya on those 2. I was secretly praying for those two, Dino Dino Island and Tree Top. Oh well...
I wonder if WU_METRO = a metroid themed level and WU_WOODS = possibly "Warios Woods"??
Woods=Whispy Woods, Metro=Metroid. With Kirby and Samus you have all of Nintendo's biggest 8 bit characters in one game. Heck if you threw in Fox you'd have all of the biggest Nintendo exclusive IP's. I doubt even one of them happens though, it's just those stupid awesome Zelda, F-ZERO and Excitebike tracks have me wondering what's next.
I wish for some more classic Super Mario Kart SNES track remakes, as Donut Plains 3 is an awesome upgrade!
@Luffymcduck Well they put GCN Yoshi Circuit in DLC Pack 1, even though that already came back in DS too. It's totally possible that we'll see Baby Park again.
I thought that too but IMO that seems pretty random, Excitebike is a lot more relevant that Wario's Woods (although Wario is very relevant) considering Excite games were on the 64 and Wii and are racing games just like F-Zero. It just seems like an odd way to tie in Wario.
i want wario colosseum that track ios great and needs to return
NOOOO, this is the kind of spoiler that Nintendo Life should not post on front page!
Its news. It goes on the front page.
Thinking about Baby Park, I wonder if they would keep it the same or attempt to alter it with anti-grav... Perhaps with an upside down version on the ceiling with walls around the straights to transfer?
Takes a little bit of the iconic cluster**** out of the equation, but adds more strategy and nuance. Would be cool seeing chaos play out above and below.
@Bass_X0 This is not news but a spoiler (I'm a journalist).
Digging around, I've become skeptical of this info. No one can seem to find a legit source and one seeming flaw is giving me pause: presuming these files would refer to the Japanese names, NeoBowserCity should be KoopaCity or whatever it was called in Japan. Also the original post where this originated from was on Nov '14.
Not sure what to think, it's 50-50 at this point.
Metroid track seems likely to me since the first pack did have an Excitebike, F Zero and a Zelda course, so I won't be surprised if we see other franchises represented in track form.
Who knows, maybe that WOODS track is based on the classic game, Wario's Woods. XD
I'm hoping for Waluigi's pinball stage!
@Kevlar44 Good point! Wario's Woods is very unlikely then.
Was hoping for coconut mall. Sad times...
I think you are suggesting they could add some game changes to make Baby Park more fun (like recharge area giving you coins, or rupees, or the excitebike changing track) and I think that might happen. Only thing is, have they done that with the remade tracks yet?
@B64111980 Not all N64 tracks have been used, there's still the lone Wario Stadium.
@B64111980 MAXIMUM POWER! XD
I wouldn't be surprised if we see more paid DLC after this. If you look that the DLC Bundle for example, it's named something like DLC Bundle 1 on the eShop. Quite intriguing....
Seeing as the Excitebike track is almost identical to Baby Park, it'd be hugely redundant.
@VanillaLake This isn't even a spoiler, it's a rumour. Nothing is confirmed, there's no evidence to back this up, nor does a source exist.
Baby park would be fine by me, I'd want to try that one in 200cc!! Anything from mk7 would be a new track for me since I haven't played it so I guess that's a good thing...
I'd like to see more n64 Tracks come back, nice to see some vertical changes to the flatter ones!
I certainly hope Neo Bowser City is one of the tracks! I loved that course, and would love to try it in 200cc!
The Figure-8 Circuit from Mario Kart DS is the logical choice to have as part of the DLC on April 23.
You got the title Mario Kart 8 and you'd have a race track course in the shape of the 8.
BABY PARK YES!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully it still has around 8 laps
Also, thinking that Metro stage is Metroid, considering we got F-Zero on the first DLC.
Rainbow Road Wii and every N64 track please
YES!! PLEASE, GOD! PLEASE BE TRUE!
@Fazermint If by "nearly identical" you mean approximately four times bigger, with ramps, mud pits, grass, speed boosts, fewer laps, and no meaningful walls, then yeah, I get what you're saying.
@Octane Normally, video games websites don't post spoilers on front page, usually spoilers are unveiled when you read the full text. Anyway, it's just that I don't like reading spoilers of games/DLC I am going to purchase, that's it. I avoid reading them, but if it's on the front page then it is impossible. So, I had to complain, sorry.
If it's just a rumour, okay, but then why has this been posted on the front page?
I don't really want to know what circuits are coming to MK8.
EDIT: Not even Nintendo want to let us know yet.
Yes. I loved Neo Bowser City. It's the only time we've ever had a glimpse of the Koopa Kingdom outside of that castle.
Still hoping for a GBA track.
@VanillaLake It's on the frontpage because apparently people are interested in rumours with absolutely zero evidence to back them up. Also, it generates ad revenue that keeps the site alive.
No baby park please.
This rumor is confirmed to be false. The guy apparently just made it up. Saw it at nintendoeverything.com
Baby Park is one of my top favorites, so imagine my disappointment when I clicked on the article, and saw the update.
We already got SNES Rainbow Road twice for some reason.
Hoping for N64 Wario Stadium, i think it's the only N64 track not been used twice
I hope the other retro tracks are Ribbon Road, DS Rainbow Road and Mushroom Gorge
Imagine Mushroom Gorge on 200cc
I don't care for Neo Bowser city. Baby Park on the other hand...
Looks like a fake. Still, I'd really love a track with the same vibe as Maple Treeway. I'd ask for that one again, but it was already on both the Wii and MK7. Still, the feel of the place was cool.
NOOOOOO!!! We need Baby Park!
I'd freak out if they used Koopa City again. That was actually my fave track on MK7. People seemed to hate it...I reckon because they couldn't hack the tight corners.
Honestly I didn't know why this held any water. How can someone know the data of an update before its release?
I always liked Waluigi Pinball, but I'm sure whatever tracks are included I will be happy!
The previous cups had TriForce and Egg icons and had Zelda and Yoshi tracks. The next ones have a Leaf icon for Animal Crossing and a BELL icon for Mario 3d World track perhaps?
I was about to say that WiiFolderJosh got his predictions exactly right but it seems it's fake. Oh well.
@Ootfan98 Actually it's never been used.
The original source of this data was Brawl Custom Music back in November. It's very likely legit update data similar to the leaks in Hyrule Warriors, which all were real.
Nin3DSFan on GameFAQs just had some fun with this leak, nothing more. His obvious jokes are not a "proof" that the information would be fake. He even says in the next sentence "OK, seriously, they're going to be in it." He's just toying around and professional sites like NintendoLife and NintendoEverything should rather take a look at the actual sources.
The predictions from BitBlock were based on the BrawlCustomMusic leak. So, they still might turn out to be real.
@Captain_Gonru Double Dash was the 2nd worst selling Mario Kart (not much better than Super Circuit either) so it's not too surprising its style was ditched.
Oh, internet...why must you play with my emotions?
I would LOVE to see Baby Park and Neo Bowser City! Both are one of my favorite tracks from the Mario Kart series.
@Captain_Gonru "kid who's been playing nonstop since the game launched"
They're easy to beat.
Get 3x Red Shells. Fire them off, 15 seconds apart. Watch as that sucker goes from 1st to 6th. Watch them rage.
So it's fake huh? Ugh. I was really looking forward to seeing Neo Bowser City in HD.
@TourianTourist Well that wasn't necessary.
Yes, I was joking, but you're making it sound like I'm some kind of garbage bag, donkeyhole, etc.
Now, because of a stupid idiot on NeoGAF, a LOT of articles are going to have to suffer. First it's real... no it was confirmed fake.... wait, no, it's real.
Actually I don't know who's to blame. The people on NeoGAF for believing me, or the people who either used NeoGAF as a source for it being "confirmed fake" (itself using me as the source), or GameFAQs directly.
I know it's not intentionally my fault. I may have posted that I made it up, but I didn't actually mean for it to do this.
@SuperAlex12 No it's not fake.
@NintendoFan64 I know right? Also..... I has dun goofed.
Short story.... I made a joke on GameFAQs.
People took it seriously.
Um.... I'll just put it out there.
THE LEAK IS NOT FAKE! (At least, I didn't make it up).
@DBPirate It's not fake. People just took my post seriously.
@jhuhn N64 Toad's Turnpike is sort of an 8 shape.
@DBPirate that's what I meant (it has been used only once - on the N64)
Aww. Baby Park is the only map I can think of that would actually work with MK8's battle mode.
Oh well, back to Racing I guess...
@AshFoxX Read a few comments back.
PLEASE Baby Park in 200cc would be sooo good.
Who asked for Neo Bowser City though <__<
(that track is just really boring to me)
I didn't see the "rumor" part at first... then I clicked the article to see that it's not even a rumor anymore, but fake. Ah well... I'm surprised we don't know any other courses yet, actually.
Besides Rainbow Road SNES, retro tracks haven't been duplicated at all since their inception (if I'm not mistaken). This puts Baby Park at a disadvantage. But I guess they're going to have to start reusing them fairly soon (since there's no more N64 tracks to reuse) and that would mean MKDS Retro tracks would be the most likely candidates to bring back. Thus, Baby Park. And it'd be a wild course for 200cc!
I'd be fine with Neo Bowser City / Koopa City; it's a simple course with a cool style, although it's a tad plain. I think Rock Rock Mountain / Alpine Pass would be a cooler choice, though.
EDIT: Actually, I guess N64 Wario Stadium still haven't been reused yet.
@Marioluigi7654 GCN Yoshi Circuit was also duplicated in pack 1 (originally remade in MKDS).
I'm sorry that I was so harsh, I edited the post accordingly. I didn't really mean it, I was just trying to make a point.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves Baby Park, one of the most fun tracks ever in a racing game.
@Grumblevolcano Oh yeah, thanks. That sets the precedent for Baby Park's return perfectly, since they're both from MKDS.
haters going to hate on that baby park! but i love that track always fun hope its happening but i do hate the neo bowser track so there is that xD
Would love it if Baby Park made it into the roster for DLC2, one of my favourite DD tracks.
Would be nice also if a large proportion of this DLC is not rehashed/re-released tracks from previous Mario Kart games. I like re-released tracks but not when they pretty much take over DLC packs when new tracks could be there instead.
DLC pack 1 had 4 new tracks I believe so hope there's at least 4 new tracks in this one so there should be 3 new tracks we're yet to hear about.
@Flopsy86 Pack 1 had 5 new, 2 retro repeats and 1 new retro track. I'm hoping it's the other way around this time to balance things out (still not happy that Super Circuit continually gets ignored) so maybe 3 new, 1 retro repeat and 4 new retro tracks where one of the 4 is from Super Circuit.
Baby park was a fun course. I would not mind if it made the roster
@TurianAgent I hope this is true , it would be very fun. Not only this, but the stage would make a great battle arena seeing as Nintendo don't want to make proper arenas. Here's hoping lol.
I'm so glad it wasn't true. Baby Park was good because of Double Dash's gameplay and would just be boring in Mario Kart 8 (just like it was in DS).
Even if NBC WILL be in the pack, I hope the music doesn't end up being orchestrated. The course's music is great just the way it is in my opinion.
No Baby Park huh? Is it time for a grown man to cry?
@Grumblevolcano I agree there, Super Circuit should get more attention, some of the tracks on that game were very good and people would appreciate Super Circuit more if they were able to play MK8 multiplayer on a few more of them, Mario Circuit GBA is very popular online already.
Super Circuit suffered because of its lack of multiplayer accessibility which was only through link cable at the time.
The Wii U VC one has no multiplayer at all aswell, speaking of which Europe are still waiting for this. I'm hoping it comes out around this time but then again GBA VC seems to have stopped very recently and focus has shifted to N64 and DS.
I wouldn't be disappointed if there were more re-released tracks this time but it's just that this will most likely be the last chance that we'll see new MK tracks for a good while after this, I don't see there being more MK8 tracks after this DLC.
Ugh, no thank you. Both of those courses are really boring.
@Octane That's true. Sensationalism in order to attract people to the website.
I guess I'll have to stop reading Nintendo Life headlines until the DLC is released.
HOLD THE PHONE FOLKS............... WE GOT THE BABY PARK BACK!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
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