While many Mario Kart fans are anxiously awaiting Mario Kart 9, it seems Nintendo isn’t quite ready to move on from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe yet. With sales numbers like it has though, can you really blame them? Instead, we’re being treated to more of a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate situation, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be getting a whopping 48 additional courses as DLC over the next two years through the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass!
The Booster Course Pass consists of six waves of two cups, each containing four remastered tracks from prior games. These stages aren’t just limited to console or handheld releases either, as tracks from the mobile Mario Kart Tour will be brought to the game as well. Wave 1 contains launches in a few weeks on March 18th and introduces the Golden Dash Cup and the Lucky Cat Cup. The Golden Dash Cup contains the following courses:
- Paris Promenade — Mario Kart Tour
- Toad Circuit — Mario Kart 7
- Choco Mountain — Mario Kart 64
- Coconut Mall — Mario Kart Wii
Meanwhile, the Lucky Cat Cup contains:
- Tokyo Blur — Mario Kart Tour
- Shroom Ridge — Mario Kart 7
- Sky Garden — Mario Kart: Super Circuit
- Ninja Hideaway — Mario Kart Tour
The Booster Course Pass is available now for $24.99, which works out to about $0.50 per track. In addition, if you’d rather not pay for the extra DLC, you’ll be able to access it via the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service, which also provides access to Nintendo 64 and Genesis games, as well as Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ recently-released DLC.