When Did Mario Kart 8 Come Out

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Michael Fassbender

Release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass

Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch has been a fan favorite since its release, and the recent addition of the Booster Course Pass DLC has only added to its appeal. The DLC, which contains 48 additional tracks from previous games in the series, has been released in six waves, each with its own set of tracks. Here’s a detailed look at the release dates and tracks included in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass.

Release Dates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Waves

The DLC was released in stages between March 2022 and November 2023. The exact release dates for each wave of DLC are as follows:

  • Wave 1: Friday, March 18th, 2022
  • Wave 2: Thursday, August 4th, 2022
  • Wave 3: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
  • Wave 4: Thursday, March 9th, 2023
  • Wave 5: Thursday, July 12th, 2023
  • Wave 6: Thursday, November 9th, 2023

Tracks Included in Each Wave

Each wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC contains two cups with four tracks each. Here’s a breakdown of the tracks included in each wave:

Wave 1

Golden Dash Cup

  • Paris Promenade (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Toad Circuit (Mario Kart 7)
  • Choco Mountain (Mario Kart 64)
  • Coconut Hall (Mario Kart Wii)

Lucky Cat Cup

  • Tokyo Blur (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Shroom Ridge (Mario Kart DS)
  • Sky Garden (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Ninja Hideaway (Mario Kart Tour)

Wave 2

Turnip Cup

  • New York Minute (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Mario Circuit 3 (Super Mario Kart)
  • Kalimari Desert (Mario Kart 64)
  • Waluigi Pinball (Mario Kart DS)

Propeller Cup

  • Sydney Sprint (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Snow Land (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Mushroom Gorge (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Sky-High Sundae (New!)

Wave 3

Rock Cup

  • London Loop (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Boo Lake (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Maple Treeway (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Rock Rock Mountain (Mario Kart 7)

Moon Cup

  • Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 7)
  • Merry Mountain (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Peach Gardens (Mario Kart DS)
  • Berlin Byways (Mario Kart Tour)

Wave 4

Fruit Cup

  • Amsterdam Drift (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Riverside Park (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • DK Summit (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Yoshi’s Island (New!)

Boomerang Cup

  • Bangkok Rush (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Mario Circuit (Mario Kart DS)
  • Waluigi Stadium (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
  • Singapore Speedway (Mario Kart Tour)

Wave 5

Cherry Cup

  • Los Angeles Lap (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Sunset Wilds (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Koopa Cape (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Vancouver Velocity (Mario Kart Tour)

Feather Cup

  • Athens Dash (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Daisy Cruiser (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
  • Moonview Highway (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Squeaky Clean Sprint (New!)

Wave 6

Acorn Cup

  • Rome Avanti (Mario Kart Tour)
  • DK Mountain (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
  • Daisy Circuit (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Piranha Plant Cove (Mario Kart Tour)

Spiny Cup

  • Madrid Drive (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Rosalina’s Ice World (Mario Kart 7)
  • Bowser Castle 3 (Super Mario Kart)
  • Rainbow Road (Mario Kart Wii)

Pricing and Access

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC is priced at $24.99 USD / $32.99 CAN / £22.49. However, if you have a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, you can access the new content at no additional cost. Once purchased, you’ll have access to every wave of tracks as they’re released until the end of 2023.

FAQs

FAQ 1: When Did Mario Kart 8 Come Out?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released on April 28, 2017, for the Nintendo Switch.

FAQ 2: What is the Price of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass?

The DLC costs $24.99 USD / $32.99 CAN / £22.49, but it is included at no additional cost with a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

FAQ 3: Can I Play the New Tracks Online Without Purchasing the Booster Course Pass?

Yes, Nintendo has confirmed that only one player needs the Booster Course Pass to play online in Friends and Rivals races. The courses from the DLC can be played locally or online in Friends and Rivals races, even if only one player owns the Booster Course Pass or has access to it as part of a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

FAQ 4: How Many Tracks are Included in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass?

The Booster Course Pass contains 48 additional tracks, released in six waves with two cups and four tracks in each wave.

FAQ 5: What Are the Release Dates for Each Wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass?

The DLC was released in stages between March 2022 and November 2023, with each wave becoming available on the following dates:

  • Wave 1: Friday, March 18th, 2022
  • Wave 2: Thursday, August 4th, 2022
  • Wave 3: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
  • Wave 4: Thursday, March 9th, 2023
  • Wave 5: Thursday, July 12th, 2023
  • Wave 6: Thursday, November 9th, 2023

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