Nintendo will be releasing two downloadable content packs for Mario Kart 8 in November 2014 and May 2015. Here’s everything we know about them right now.
The first DLC pack will include Link, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Suit Princess Peach. The four carts are pictured below, including Master Cycle from Zelda, the B-Dasher, the Tanooki Buggy, and the F-Zero cart (F-Zero is most famous for the character Captain Falcon). The image below, from Nintendo’s website, doesn\’t name any of the upcoming courses, but it does show the \”Yoshi Cup\” and \”Zelda Cup.\” The Yoshi Circuit, from Mario Kart: Double Dash was also revealed yesterday.
The image below appears to have the Wario’s Goldmine and Excitebike courses. It also shows a course with an F-Zero theme.
The second DLC pack includes the characters Villager and Isabelle from Animal Crossing, and Dry Bowser from New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo has not shown any of the cart included in this DLC but says there will be four of them. The two new cups will be Animal Crossing and Mario 3D World themed.
Two of the new courses are Animal Crossing themed, and one in a sort of forest with \”Mario Kart\” written at the finish line. The second DLC pack will be released in May 2015.
UPDATE: GoNintendo published this gallery of screenshots from the DLC as well as some prepaid cards for the DLC from Japan.