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The company announced last week that Wave 2 of the Booster Course Pass would arrive on August 4, but didn’t reveal what time it would go live.
Now it has confirmed that Wave 2 will go live today at 10am EDT / 3pm BST.
“Hope you’re excited,” Nintendo UK tweeted, “Wave 2 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass launches at 15:00 (UK time) today!”
The DLC is now live, and is available to download now, with players sharing footage, such as this stream by GameXplain:
Wave 2 will consist of two new Grands Prix, each containing four tracks.
The new GPs will be called the Turnip Cup and the Propeller Cup.
The eight tracks are as follows, as described by Nintendo:
Tour New York Minute
SNES Mario Circuit 3
“Drift your way around tight corners and avoid the Warp Pipes in this classic course that originated in Super Mario Kart on Super NES.”
N64 Kalimari Desert
“This desert race features frequent run-ins with an old-fashioned steam locomotive that crosses the course – be careful not to cause any delays!”
DS Waluigi Pinball
“Launch, bump and weave across this course themed after a giant pinball table, complete with colorful lights and sounds. Just try not to tilt!”
Tour Sydney Sprint
“Soak up the sunshine as you soar above the bay and cruise around the sights in this course that originated in Mario Kart Tour.”
GBA Snow Land
“Try not to slip and slide on this wintry course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Just remember: Cooler heads will prevail.”
Wii Mushroom Gorge
“This course features an underground cavern, deep chasms and giant mushrooms to spring off of – make sure you land safely!”
“The competition may heat up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t chill out in this sweet race, which is filled with larger-than-life desserts at nearly every turn. Prove you’re number one under the sun(dae) in this debut course!”
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, which costs $24.99 / £24.99, provides 48 DLC tracks across its six waves.
The courses include remakes of classic tracks from across the series from games such as Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Kart Wii, as well as handheld entries and the mobile game, Mario Kart Tour.
Players who subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online’s Expansion Pack receive access to the DLC as part of their subscription.