Mario Kart 8’s First DLC Pack Will Add Mute City From F-Zero, Zelda-Themed Course

By Ishaan . November 5, 2014 . 3:25pm


The first DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 will be released on November 13th, Nintendo said today. The pack will add new characters, tracks and vehicles to the game, which are highlighted in the trailer above.


Among this new content is the Master Cycle based on The Legend of Zelda. It looks as though a new course based on the Zelda series will be available in the game as well. Meanwhile, Mute City from F-Zero will be one of the new courses, too. The DLC pack will cost $7.99.



Additionally, Nintendo have announced what their Amiibo figurines will do in Mario Kart 8. When players tap a Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Captain Falcon, Fox, Samus or Kirby Amiibo figure on the Wii U GamePad, they’ll receive a Mii racing suit themed to that particular Amiibo character.


Amiibos will begin rolling out on November 21st, alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

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  • 하세요

    The songs for these are just fantastic. That alone would make me want it.

  • Freakmasta

    I wanna drive through Mute City so badly… Speaking of which, WHERE’S MY F-ZERO Wii U?!

    • 하세요

      You’re looking at it |: The moment I saw the gravity in MK8, I knew F-Zero U was pretty much dead. These additions are just nails in the coffin, at least any time soon.

  • Feel like Captain Falcon got snubbed there. I would have liked him in alongside Link instead of one of the “clones” (I say keep Cat Peach cause most recent powerup).

  • Link has a big head here. Must be an allergic reaction from the mushrooms…

  • Nintendo proves why they don’t need to make a new Mario Kart every year.

  • IndigoRift

    Cool. Time to cry while playing F-Zero GX again. I don’t think I like my life right now.

  • Junko Enoshima

    Hyrule Castle stage AND F-zero stage? I need a Wii u now.

  • F-Zero is dead ;_;

  • LuluKoizumi

    To me F-Zero is alive, I feel like this is a hint to a new f-zero game I mean if fans keep saying they want F-Zero you will get it sooner or later. I mean nintendo said they would make a majora’s mask remake they can do something with F-Zero. OwO

    • I think F-Zero is much more alive with Ninty this gen, and that did feel like a giant amount of hinting. I really hope it’s so~. >u<

      • LuluKoizumi

        >:3 I think so! If we all stay positive and keep asking them for it they will tell us something sooner or later!

        • Agreed~! I have a good feeling about it! >uO

  • Namuro

    Link looks so happy! I bet he really enjoys his time off from saving the world! LOL

    Also, seeing the F-Zero stage kinda make me want Captain Falcon to be in the game, too. Ah well, at least you can dress up as him.

    Speaking of other characters… I’d love to see “Nintendo Kart”, rather than just “Mario Kart”!

  • Can’t wait to cruise around in the Blue Falcon kart.

    Maybe a hint that there’s a chance that we’ll get an F-Zero game for the WIIU? ;)

    • E.T.993

      Probably a downloadable F-Zero game using all the tracks from the previous era that’s also online, but Nintendo themselves said they ran out of ideas for the series and they don’t want to pull a ”Call Of Duty” on it.

  • Adrian Duran

    Don’t see why people think F-Zero is dead just because there where no F-Zero games on the Wii

    Using that logic, 80% of Nintendo series died during the N64 era

    • Altumn

      I would disagree. The series is dead until a new one is released, I would call all these references, or tributes.

  • RagingTiger44

    This is this the first DLC pack. Way to start off with a bang. If there’s a season pass, I want one.

    P.S. – Dat Saxophone…

    • there is its a £11 or $11.99 (dont know how Nintendo do currency exchange) for both announced DLC

      • RagingTiger44


  • Göran Isacson

    AaaaaaAAAAAH EXCITE BIKE STAGE. Or possible mode to design a stage like that? I have never seen this before, where can you get the Excite Bike stage/mode?

  • Yan Zhao

    ….sold just for the MUSIC of those DLC stages!

  • Kornelious

    Huh, Never would’ve expected a F-Zero stage (Though it makes a lot of sense) Though Link looks awesome! I might have to pre-order the DLC pack just for that :D

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