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Wave 2 of the DLC arrives today! How to access it?



The second wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC tracks arrives today. Which ones are planned in the program, and how to take advantage of them?

Earlier this year, Nintendo unveiled the very first DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, one of its bestsellers on Nintendo Switch. The Additional Circuits Pass then gave you access to a first wave of “new” races, remastered from all the old games. Mario Kart. A few months later, the firm reveals the release of the second wave, which brings us a wind of freshness and nostalgia that we did not expect.

Today is when the new tracks join the original game, so here’s what to expect, and how to enjoy it. With these 8 circuits, there will only be 4 waves left to come by the end of 2023, i.e. another 8 cups and 32 races.

8 races on the program, including a new circuit!

Like the previous time, Nintendo adds thanks to this new wave two different cuts, for 8 circuits. We thus find classic games on Wii, DS or even N64 and Game Boy Advance. But the great novelty this time is the presence of a completely new circuit to the delight of fans. No warming up for the Cité Sorbet, players will have the pleasure of testing their car on roads made of sweets like they have never seen.

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  • New York Getaway (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Circuit Mario 3 (Super Mario Kart)
  • Kalimari Desert (Mario Kart 64)
  • Pinball Waluigi (Mario Kart DS)

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  • Sprint in Sydney (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Snowy Country (Mario Kart Super Circuit GBA)
  • Mushroom Gorge (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Sorbet Tour

How to get the DLC and at what price?

To be able to take advantage of these circuits, you will need to purchase the DLC via Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch. It is available at the price of 24.99€ and will give you access to all 48 races when they become available through this one-time purchase. Otherwise, you can always subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online additional pack, which gives you access to the DLC but also to other advantages.

As a reminder, subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online additional pack is available at a price of €39.99 per year for an individual account, and €69.99 per year for a family account. It allows you to play N64 and Mega Drive games on your Switch, and to access new additional content (DLC ofAnimal Crossing and of Splatoon 2).

Note that if you are only a subscriber to the classic Nintendo Switch Online, you can always test the new races via online competitions or thanks to a friend who owns the game and the DLC.

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