Contrary to the leaks, the Nintendo Direct for February 2022 did not reveal Mario Kart 9, but instead DLC for 8, featuring remasters of 48 tracks.
Nintendo unveiled new DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a confirmation of 48 remastered classics from across the franchise during February’s Nintendo Direct. Previous leaks had suggested that: Mario Kart 9 was in development, notably citing the February Direct as the point at which it would be unveiled, but the new Nintendo showcase has seemingly put the rumors to bed.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe consistently tops the Nintendo bestseller charts, despite not being an entirely new Nintendo Switch game. The 2017 title is a more complete version of mario kart 8, Originally released for Nintendo Wii U in 2014. The game has been one of the company’s most lucrative titles, bringing in new players and sales that cemented it as one of the must-have games for the console in the years since its release. Fans hope for a sequel, a potential Mario Kart 9for many years, but it seems like Nintendo isn’t ready to launch an all-new title in the long-standing franchise.
In the latest Nintendo Direct, which took place today, February 9, the company revealed that not Mario Kart 9but instead paid DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, introducing 48 remastered courses from across the franchise. Entitled Mario Kart Booster Course Passthe DLC will contain some tracks that have been known for a long time Mario Kart fans, including Coconut Mall from Mario Kart WiiN64’s Choco Mountain, en Mario Kart tourTokyo Blur. The courses will be released in six waves over time, with the DLC selling for $24.99. The first wave of courses will be available March 18, with pre-orders starting today.
Fans were hoping for games like BOTW 2 appear during the Nintendo Direct, but DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe may just be enough. While the base game continues to draw strong sales, those who’ve owned its release since day one were hoping for additional tracks. nostalgia for Mario Kart has been high thanks to the inclusion of titles such as the original SNES. by the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service Mario Kartas well as the N64 Mario Kart available in the extended subscription, and it is likely that the new DLC will be a success with fans.
The February Nintendo Direct doesn’t just offer release dates for new Mario Kart content, but also for highly anticipated games such as the upcoming launch of Splatoon 3as well as indie gems like DLC for cup† While many hoped for the announcement of a brand new Mario Kart game, the Booster Course Pass might be just what players need to get back to the Switch’s hottest kart racing action one more time.
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