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Release Date for Mario Kart 8's First DLC Pack, Amiibo Update Revealed

by Zack Kaplan - November 5, 2014, 2:16 pm PST
Total comments: 4

You can dress your Mii racer as Kirby, Fox, or Samus. Wild!

Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack, which contains new courses, tracks and karts, is set to release on November 13. On that same day, Mario Kart 8 will be updated to make use of Amiibo as well.

This update allows players to use select Amiibo figures (in stores November 21) to give Miis character costumes when they race. So far, the usable figures include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, DK, Link, Kirby, Captain Falcon, Samus and Fox McCloud. It is not known if Amiibo Wave 2 figures will work with the game.

The DLC adds three new characters in the roles of Link, Cat Peach, and Tanooki Mario. It also adds eight new tracks and four new karts, including a kart inspired by F-Zero and tracks inspired by Excitebike and The Legend of Zelda.



Leo13November 05, 2014

Too bad they won't be selling the toys early now that Mario Kart 8 can use them early

AdrockNovember 05, 2014

Apparently, the DLC tracks will work online but will only be available if everyone in the room has purchased them. If a single noob-holdout doesn't have the DLC, no one gets to play the DLC tracks. If only you could create a "DLC Purchasers" room because that's one hell of a restriction. Expected though it'd be nice if there was a workaround.

mustbeburtNovember 13, 2014

Is this available yet?  Has anyone tried out the new tracks???

KhushrenadaNovember 13, 2014

MagicCow64 has some quick thoughts on the new stuff in the Console section of the forums in the Mario Kart DLC thread. You can get some info there.

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