Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC
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We're now in July, and there's still no sign of the second Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC wave, so what's going on? Although Nintendo hasn't provided an update about when this next wave will be delivered, it seems fans have been able to work out some sort of time frame for this next DLC release.

As shown in a tweet by @PushDustIn, a recent 7-Eleven advert in Japan shows the Wave 1 courses and the DLC waves to come. Up in the top-right though, it's mentioned how this ad should no longer be displayed to the public by 17th July 2022. It's led to theories that an announcement could potentially be just around the corner.

This isn't the first time a banner advert in Japan has indicated Nintendo DLC is on the horizon. There were similar stories during the reveal of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter pass waves.

The original Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC wave contained a total of eight courses - taken from the mobile release and also various retro titles. Some of these tracks included Toad Circuit (3DS), Choco Mountain (N64), and even the fan-favourite Coconut Mall (Wii). All of these tracks and waves are set to be delivered by the end of 2023.

It's unknown at this stage what exact courses will be included in the next DLC wave for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but a datamine previously uncovered an updated booster course banner:

Are you looking forward to the next wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC tracks? Have you tried out the first wave yet? Tell us down in the comments.

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