Just in time for the holidays, perennial bestseller Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be upgraded again with his latest batch of DLC tracks. Booster Course Pass Wave 3 goes live December 7th and adds the golden fall Maple Treeway track from Mario KartWii alongside original songs from the mobile spin-off Mario Kart tour like the festive Merry Mountain.
Here’s the full list of eight new courses:
- Tour London Loop
- GBA Boo Lake
- 3DS Rock Rock Mountain
- Wii Maple Treeway
- Tour Byways Berlin
- DS Peach Gardens
- Tour Merry Mountain
- 3DS Rainbow Road
While Merry Mountain and Peach Gardens were teased earlier this year, Maple Treeway and the 3DS version of the series standard Rainbow Road are the real showstoppers. The latter is so big that it actually only contains one round and more glider jumps than just about any other course in the series.
Maple Treeway, meanwhile, is revered as one of the most beautiful courses, while also featuring some challenging shortcuts and a glitch that lets players explore the base of the tree they’ll be riding on for the entire race (although it’s not obvious Nintendo will replicate that exploit in the new version). And last but certainly not least is Boo Lake, which now actually has a real lake, unlike the version that originally debuted on the Game Boy Advance over 20 years ago.
Nintendo has now revealed that half of the 48 jobs are coming mario kart 8 in the Booster DLC, and so far they seem to match a previous datamine leak, at least in terms of content, if not timing. The big question now is whether any of the remaining tracks will feature the GameCube-era Waluigi Stadium. None of the individual DLC waves contain tracks from Mario Kart: Double dash at this point, and the pressure is mounting.
On the plus side, the latest wave of tracks continues to look great, much more so than some of the first courses released earlier this year. While remastered jobs like Coconut Mall were submerged by fans due to the lack of detail and the fact that they look less realistic than their base game counterparts, the new Maple Treeway and 3DS Rainbow Road revamps look as impressive as anything else currently in the game. mario kart 8 Luxuryitself a port of an eight year old game.
Who knows when we’ll ever catch a glimpse of it mario kart 9but at least fans will eat well until we do.