The second wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC tracks arrives today. Which ones are planned in the program, and how to take advantage of them?
Earlier this year, Nintendo unveiled the very first DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, one of its bestsellers on Nintendo Switch. The Additional Circuits Pass then gave you access to a first wave of “new” races, remastered from all the old Mario Kart games. A few months later, the firm reveals the release of the second wave, which brings us a wind of freshness and nostalgia that we did not expect.
The new tracks are joining the original game today, so here’s what to expect, and how to enjoy it. With these 8 circuits, there will only be 4 waves left to come by the end of 2023, i.e. another 8 cups and 32 races.
8 races on the program, including a new circuit!
Like the previous time, Nintendo adds thanks to this new wave two different cuts, for 8 circuits. We thus find classic games on Wii, DS or even N64 and Game Boy Advance. But the great novelty this time is the presence of a completely new circuit to the delight of fans. No warming up for the Cité Sorbet, players will have the pleasure of testing their car on roads made of sweets like they have never seen.
- New York Getaway (Mario Kart Tour)
- Circuit Mario 3 (Super Mario Kart)
- Kalimari Desert (Mario Kart 64)
- Pinball Waluigi (Mario Kart DS)
- Sprint in Sydney (Mario Kart Tour)
- Snowy Country (Mario Kart Super Circuit GBA)
- Mushroom Gorge (Mario Kart Wii)
- Sorbet tour
How to get the DLC and at what price?
To be able to take advantage of these circuits, you will need to purchase the DLC via Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch. It is available at the price of 24.99€ and will give you access to all 48 races when they become available through this one-time purchase. Otherwise, you can always subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online additional pack, which gives you access to the DLC but also to other advantages.
As a reminder, subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online additional pack is available at the price of €39.99 per year for an individual account, and €69.99 per year for a family account. It allows you to play N64 and Mega Drive games on your Switch, and access new additional content (DLC for Animal Crossing and Splatoon 2).
Note that if you are only a subscriber to the classic Nintendo Switch Online, you can always test the new races via online competitions or thanks to a friend who owns the game and the DLC.
Release time Wave 2 Mario Kart 8: When will the new DLC maps be available?
Wave 2 French Release Time
Difficult to give a precise French release time for this second wave of the DLC. Indeed, Nintendo has a habit of not communicating such things and even referring to US and Japanese release times (and doing some fancy math with time zones and offset), it’s highly likely that the result is not even the final one.
Long story short: We don’t know the official release time for Wave 2. However, based on the countdown timers available on the US and Japanese pages of Nintendo Switch Online, we can draw the conclusion. just in France, wave 2 will be released around 4:00 p.m.. This of course remains to be confirmed.
Twitch: Thanks to Ponce and his team, France is European champion on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!
Twitch Rivals: Ponce’s team ready to do battle “for France”
Last night, so it was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s turn to be highlighted in a fierce competition that was watched by tens of thousands of spectators around the world. 48 participants were involved in the competition, and split into six teams to win $25,000, to donate to an association. Of these six teams, one of them was particularly observed, because it was made up of French streamers, and our representatives dominated the Twitch Rivals Ultimate Challengebilled as “the biggest competition ever held at TwitchCon.”
In Amsterdam a few days ago, Ponce and Ultia made it into the Top 6while Tonton and Jeel simply won the competition against Skyyart and Guilland Baghera Jones / Clara Doxal have reached the final stages! For the competition dedicated to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and supported by Nintendo Europe, the team led by Ponce consisted of the famous streamer, Ultia, Jiraiya, Étoile, The Guil84 and JimmyBoyyy.
PONCE’S TEAM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS IN MARIO KART
The Twitch streaming platform regularly organizes Twitch Rivals, on various games, challenging several teams of popular streamers. The tournament is meant to be fun and entertaining, but a certain spirit of competition often takes precedence.
For this edition, Ponce was accompanied by Etoiles, TheGuil84, Ultia, JimmyBoyyy and Jiraiya, and despite a first defeat against Spain, the French team largely won the following races. A real reward for the streamer who is absolutely a fan of the game and streams it regularly, especially as he shares the party with his friends.
- FRA 154 – ESP 174
- FRA 207 –GER 121
- FRA 210 –GER 118
- ENG 337 –NL 155
- ENG 302 – ESP 190
Speed up, speed up! Yes ! The victory of Team Ponce!
All of them are extensively trained live on their personal channels before the competition, and arrived pumped up to do battle with shells and banana peels. After nearly 5 hours of fierce competition, Ponce’s team wonand who pockets 8 of the 25,000 dollars in prize money.
In doing so, the French-speaking Twitch has become Mario Kart 8 Deluxe European Championa performance hailed by the public even on social networks, where the public praised the merit of the team in this high intensity tournament. Ponce, the road captain, obviously split into a playful tweet celebrating the victory, and was even taken over by the official account of the XV of FrancePonce being dressed in the jersey of the national rugby team, which recently achieved the Grand Slam in the 6 Nations Tournament.