Coconut Mall and more return through Mario Kart 8 Deluxe paid DLC

That sequel isn’t happening any time soon.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course DLC Coconut Mall

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Following reports of an in-development Mario Kart sequel, Nintendo has confirmed what it has actually had in the works. Announced today via the Nintendo Direct livestream, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting its first batch of paid DLC this year.

Entitled the Booster Course Pass and launching March 18, players will be getting a whopping 48 remastered tracks through the series’ varied history, including classics like Coconut Mall and Choco Mountain. This DLC can be purchased standalone, but it is also available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack service. The content is being rolled out across six waves, with each wave featuring eight courses. The first wave comes in March, but fans can expect all of the tracks by the end of 2023.

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Prior Mario Kart entries always had a mix of new courses along with carefully crafted remastered tracks from older games. With the fixed tracklists in previous entries, painful cuts always had to be made. With the new DLC, however, Nintendo is going all out.

The remastered tracks are being taken from Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart Super Circuit, Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7, and even the mobile Mario Kart Tour.