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Future Mario Kart 8 DLC waves will include new characters

Mario Kart 8 has had a highly interesting life. Beginning as a Wii U Game with some DLC, it was then ported to the Switch. For years, that was it…until we got the Booster Course Pack, adding 48 new tracks. Interestingly, the upcoming 4th wave of DLC will be the first to bring with it new characters – but it won’t be the last.

When Nintendo first announced the Booster Course Pack, fans were promised 48 new tracks – most of which hailed from previous games. The first 3 packs released in such a fashion. It therefore came as quite a surprise when Nintendo revealed that Birdo will be dropping into Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of the upcoming 4th wave of DLC.

As discovered and translated by ResetEra user ‘–R’ the Japanese Mario Kart 8 Deluxe website confirms that the 4th wave will not be the sole pack to receive new characters, stating that each of the remaining 2 packs will also feature additional characters.

It is worth noting that the website states that these characters will – like the tracks – hail from previous entries in the series which means we have a known number of potential characters – those being:

  • Diddy Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Funky Kong
  • Honey Queen
  • Koopa Paratroopa
  • Pauline
  • Petey Piranha
  • R.O.B
  • Wiggler

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