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Published on April 2nd, 2015 | by octaneblue

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Mario Kart 8 – Details on Animal Crossing DLC Pack, New Costumes, 200cc Speed

During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation, plenty of new information was detailed about upcoming DLC and updates for Mario Kart 8.

The next DLC pack, originally announced as launching in May, will now launch on April 23, 2015. The Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack adds three new playable characters: Villager, Isabelle, and Dry Bowser. Confirmed vehicles in the pack includes the Streetle and the City Tripper. There will be two new cups, the Crossing and Bell Cups, with four courses each. Revealed so far is Animal Crossing, a track based on an Animal Crossing village that changes appearance based on the four seasons each time you play, and some sort of forest or jungle course. This pack will be available on its own for $7.99.

Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8

A new software update will also be available on the 23rd. This free update adds in additional support for amiibo costumes, which includes: Toad, Villager, Pac-Man, Sonic, Wario, Olimar, Bowser, Mega Man, and Rosalina & Luma. Scanning one of these amiibo on the GamePad permanently unlock a costume based on that character for the Mii racers. Check out the trailer for these new costumes below:

The free update also adds in a brand-new feature: 200cc speed! With this setting, racers move much faster, allowing you to travel farther over parts of the courses and take shortcuts that weren’t possible before. Check out the 200cc trailer here:

Are you looking forward to the new Mario Kart 8 content? Which retro courses would you like to see included in the AC x MK8 pack? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

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