Mario Kart 8 DLC Release Date: Nintendo Announces The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing Packs

Nintendo will be releasing two new DLC packs for Mario Kart 8.

The Legend of Zelda pack will be launched some time in November 2014 for $7.99. It will feature three new characters, Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, and Link, and will feature four new vehicles and eight courses.

The second pack has an Animal Crossing theme, and is slated for a May 2015 release for $7.99. Villager, Isabelle, and Dry Bowser are the new characters that are set to feature, and there will be another four new vehicles and eight courses. 

Togther, both DLC packs will be available for $11.99. Players will receive eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy if they purchase both DLCs as a bundle.


Pre-orders for the DLCs start on August 27, 2014. Players can make their advance purchase via the Shop section in Mario Kart 8 or from the Nintendo eShop.

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing, recently said that: “More than 1 million Wii U owners in the United States alone are already enjoying the fun of Mario Kart 8.”

Mario Kart 8 already includes the largest number of characters, karts and options of any Mario Kart game to date, and these amazing expansion packs give players even more choices.”