The next set of DLC courses for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be released on August 4th, according to a date provided by Nintendo. The number of courses in this second wave is eight, the same number as in the first wave that debuted in March. Most of them are based on circuits from previous Mario Kart games, but one is entirely new: a track with an ice cream theme called Sky-High Sundae.
Kalimari Desert from the N64 edition of Mario Kart, Mario Circuit 3 from the SNES, Mushroom Gorge from the Wii, Waluigi Pinball from the DS, Snow Land from the GBA, and New York Minute and Sydney Sprint from the mobile-focused game Mario Kart Tour are among the returning tracks from prior titles. According to Nintendo’s statement, Sky-High Sundae will eventually be included to Mario Kart Tour.
Nintendo has announced six waves, the second of which will be released over the course of the following two years. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will now have a total of 48 tracks, which is an increase over the game’s original 17 tracks. With over 45 million copies sold, the game is among the most popular ones to be released for the Nintendo Switch.
The second wave of songs may be obtained for $24.99 as part of the Booster Course Pass or as part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription. The 48 DLC songs that will ultimately be made available for the game are all included in that price.
Personally, I didn’t believe the first eight tracks were as vibrantly alive as the courses available in the original game, thus I was a little unimpressed by them. But maybe they’ll seem more upbeat as most of this second set of circuits are based on Tour entries from the core console Mario Kart series.