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“Mario Kart 8” is one of the best selling video games of all time. While it struggled to catch on when it was first released on the Wii U in 2014, a came out on the more popular Nintendo Switch three years later that has since continuously topped the charts with over 50 million copies sold.
It amounted to a glorified reskin at the time, bundling all the original game’s DLC (downloadable content in the form of additional characters and stages) with a reimagined Battle Mode in a higher-resolution package (when docked). But since its initial launch, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” has introduced its own DLC, with a total of 48 new courses set to drop by the end of 2023. The Booster Course Pass includes all of them and costs , or you can get it for “free” as part of a .
The first batch touched down back in March, and today marks the launch of Wave 2, which comes with another eight courses, the majority of which were originally featured in past Mario Kart games for other consoles — a nostalgic experience for anyone that grew up with the series. Themed around desserts, a brand-new course called “Sky-High Sundae” makes its debut in the “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” Booster Course Pass.
Here’s the breakdown of the new courses:
New York Minute (“Mario Kart Tour”)
Mario Circuit 3 (“Super Mario Kart”)
Kalimari Desert (“Mario Kart 64”)
DS Waluigi Pinball (“Mario Kart DS”)
Sydney Sprint (“Mario Kart Tour”)
Snow Land (“Mario Kart: Super Circuit”)
Mushroom Gorge (“Mario Kart Wii”)
Sky-High Sundae (new)
Speaking of sweet treats, Keebler has announced a dessert of its own to commemorate the new courses — a limited-edition cookie inspired by the “Mario Kart” franchise. The Fudge Stripes Rocky Road cookies are made from a chocolate- and almond-flavored shortbread and drizzled with marshmallow fudge. Every box nets you 100 My Nintendo Platinum points along with entry to sweepstakes to win a visit from the GameTruck mobile video game party trailer, presumably to play Mario Kart with your friends in an outdoor setting.