Nintendo may be exploring quite a lot of paid DLC options, but it still gives us some free treats - the upcoming 200cc update for Mario Kart 8 is a good example. Revealed during Nintendo Direct, it'll arrive on 23rd April and bring a whole new level of speed to the terrific kart racer.

The reveal video showed it off quite nicely, but Nintendo UK has released a couple of videos that directly show how the increased speed changes up gameplay. In one there's a side-by-side comparison with 150cc in Dolphin Shoals, and in the other there's a tricky run through Grumble Volcano. They both show how new shortcuts will open up, but also emphasize that we may need to actually use the brake button occasionally.

You can check them out below - are you looking forward to 200cc races?