Well, it’s about time! Wave 2 of Mario Kart 8’s long list of upcoming DLC has finally been announced, and it’s coming to a Switch near you very soon.
From August 4 – that’s next Thursday, folks – players will be treated to eight extra tracks in the form of two new cups, the Turnip and Propella Cups.
The biggest question left to answer is, which tracks will we be seeing? Let’s check out the courses that make up Wave 2:
- Tour New York Minute – Zip past towering skyscrapers and enjoy a scenic drive through the park in this Big Apple-inspired course originating from the mobile game Mario Kart Tour.
- SNES Mario Circuit 3 – Drift your way around tight corners and avoid the Warp Pipes in this classic course that originated in Super Mario Kart on Super NES.
- N64 Kalimari Desert – This desert race features frequent run-ins with an old-fashioned steam locomotive that crosses the course – be careful not to cause any delays!
- DS Waluigi Pinball – Launch, bump and weave across this course themed after a giant pinball table, complete with colorful lights and sounds. Just try not to tilt!
- Tour Sydney Sprint – Soak up the sunshine as you soar above the bay and cruise around the sights in this course that originated in Mario Kart Tour.
- GBA Snow Land – Try not to slip and slide on this wintry course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Just remember: Cooler heads will prevail.
- Wii Mushroom Gorge – This course features an underground cavern, deep chasms and giant mushrooms to spring off of – make sure you land safely!
- Sky-High Sundae – The competition may heat up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t chill out in this sweet race, which is filled with larger-than-life desserts at nearly every turn. Prove you’re number one under the sun(dae) in this debut course!
It looks like a good mix of retro tracks from across the Mario Kart franchise, with some classics like the Wii’s Mushroom Gorge and more obscure entries like GBA Snow Land. There also appears to be a completely new track in the form of Sky-High Sundae, a delicious-sounding track that’s sure to whet our competitve appetites.
If you haven’t already checked out the previous DLC, we reveiwed the first wave when it was released back in March – and we were not disappointed.
Needless to say, we’re super excited about playing new Mario Kart tracks next week, but what about you? Which track are you most excited about? Which track would you like to see in future cups? Let us know all your Mario Kart-related thoughts in the comments section!