Mario Kart 8, already one of the best experiences on the Wii U, is poised to get even better over the coming months. Two new DLC packs, slated for November and May release, will bring new riders from Animal Crossing and The Legend of Zelda (not to mention more character variations from the world of Mario and friends) into your favorite kart racer, as well as supplementary vehicles and courses.
Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: November 2014) – $7.99
3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link / 4 Vehicles / 8 Courses
Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: May 2015) – $7.99
3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser / 4 Vehicles / 8 Courses
Savvy fans can also purchase the Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle for a discounted $11.99 and snag all these characters, karts and courses plus eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy. Better yet, if you pre-order the bundle you unlock those vanity Yoshi and Shy Guy characters immediately. So while you’re already visiting the eShop to snag that free Mercedes-Benz DLC, why not go ahead and put your money down?