Mario Kart 8 new car DLC to hit Japan in August

Mario Kart 8 Mercedes GLA

New cars to arrive with a patch bringing an on-screen map

Nintendo have given a date for the previously announced Mario Kart 8 DLC. The new content will be available in Japan from 27th August and will be coming to the west later, although a due date hasn’t yet been given.

Three new cars will be incoming with Mario Kart renditions of the Mercedes-Benz models: GLA, W25 Silver Arrow and 300 SL Roadster available for free. A new video showing off the cars in action is below.

 

 

It’s been reported the new karts will arrive along with a patch bringing a number of updates to the game. An on-screen map is expected, which was conspicuous by its absence when the game launched

A new records screen is said to be incoming which will show total coins, character selection rates, online win-loss records and other stats. Improvements to online stability are also due as is the ability to save away the last used kart customisation.

Mario Kart 8 has taken the Wii U by storm selling 2.82 million copies in the first month since its release on 30th May according to Nintendo. With the game accounting for 50% of total Wii U software sales during the companies first financial quarter.

In our recent review of Mario Kart 8 we found that,” the punishingly snide local multiplayer is still just as good as it ever was and now it looks a whole lot more jazzed up and shiny. The game is flawlessly presented and Mario Kart is still one of the best competitive racers around.”

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