Modernization: Nintendo waving a checkered flag! Wave 2 is now ready to race for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe owners in all regions! Go to the track, download your updates, and drag at the starting line.
We’ll see you there, and keep up with our impressions of the eight courses in the near future!
original article [Thu 4th Aug, 2022 11:40 BST]: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be packed with new and old racers with the launch of Wave 2 Booster Course Pass later today on Switch!
Finally revealed last week after much fan speculation, Wave 2 brings eight more spins to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, in addition to the first eight spins Wave 1 brought us back in March.
Update drops in Today 3 pm GMTSo get ready to jump back into the driver’s seat. No official times have been confirmed for other regions, but we suspect it will be roughly the same time across the board.
In case you forgot what courses are added in Wave 2, well, we’ve got you covered:
- turnip cup
- Minute Tour of New York (Mario Kart Tour)
- SNES Mario Circuit 3 (Super Mario Kart)
- N64 Calamari Desert (Mario Kart 64)
- DS Waluigi Pinball (DS Mario Kart)
- fan cup
- Sydney Sprint Tour (Mario Kart Tour)
- GBA Snow Land (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
- Wii Mushroom Gorge (Mario Kart Wii)
- Sky high sundaes
Of particular note is the last course in the Propeller Cup, the Sky-High Sundae, which is a completely new course. While all seven other tracks have been added to the Mario Kart Tour mobile game, Sky-High Sundae debuted in Deluxe before making its way to your phones.
Remember, if you have a subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass, you will have access to these new courses for free. If not, and you haven’t already purchased a Booster Course Pass, you can get it now!
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Are you going to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe today? What course are you looking forward to trying out? Let us know in the comments!