Mario Kart 8 DLC Release Date: Coming in November (Unlockables, Characters Include Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link F-Zero, +Review)

The Mario Kart 8 DLC will have a November release date, it was reported on Tuesday.

According to Nintendo Life, the DLC will feature content from Zelda, F-Zero, Excitebike, and Animal Crossing.

However, these have only been announced for Europe, reported IGN.

The Nintendo UK store said in a release:

“Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The Add On Content packs include classics like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack.

Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 – Released: November 2014

Pack 1 includes:

3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
4 Vehicles
8 Courses

Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 – Released: May 2015
Pack 2 includes:
3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
4 Vehicles
8 Courses


Currently, the game’s cast has 30 drivers like Mario and Donkey Kong, as well as like Larry and Lemmy Koopa. 

There’s also 26 vehicles, including karts, bikes and some all-terrain vehicles. You can place different tires on them, allowing one to float across trickier terrain styles.