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This week in racing game news:
‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ is getting a surprise new DLC
During this week’s Nintendo Direct, a series of online presentations that Nintendo gives several times a year, we received some very surprising news about “Mario Kart”. In place of the announcement of “MK 9”, the sequel that fans have come to love since the release of “Mario Kart 8” in 2014 on the Wii U, we are told that the company will instead be releasing a bundle Huge DLC for “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” on Switch. While it’s not the “Mario Kart 9” reveal fans have been waiting for, it’s arguably equally good. The new DLC is called the Booster Course Pass and will add an additional 48 remastered tracks to the already stacked “MK 8 Deluxe” list, doubling the total number of tracks in the game. New songs will be rolled out slowly over the next two years.
- Paris Promenade (Mario Kart Tour)
- Toad Circuit (Mario Kart 7)
- Mount Choco (Mario Kart 64)
- Coconut Hall (Mario Kart Wii)
- Tokyo Blur (Mario Kart Tour)
- Shroom Ridge (Mario Kart DS)
- Sky The Garden (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
- Ninja Hideaway (Mario Kart Tour)
You’ll be able to purchase the Booster Course Pass for the super affordable $25, or if you’re a “Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack” subscriber (Nintendo, we have to work on these product names) then you’ll be able to enjoy all the new courses as part of your subscription at no extra cost. If you have a Switch and somehow still haven’t experienced Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you can Pick up a copy for yourself right here.
‘Kirby and the Forgotten Land’ will turn Kirby into a car… kind
In other Nintendo Direct news, we’ve got a closer look at the upcoming open-world Kirby game,”Kirby and the Forgotten Land. “If you don’t like the pink ball, Kirby’s main gimmick is that he sucks in enemies, seemingly devours them, and then absorbs some of their abilities for use against any baddies. However, in this character’s latest outing, it looks like he’ll unlock a new move that the creators have dubbed “Oral Mode” when using Oral Mode. , Kirby can try (and fail) to swallow objects much larger than in previous games, such as vending machines, traffic cones, and you guessed it, even vehicles. The look of the character while in this mode is somewhere between classic cute fuel and nightmare, but regardless, it looks like a fun game mechanic and we’re excited to be driving around a Kirby car when the game releases on March 25 of this year.
Sony is working on a new racing AI for future ‘Gran Turismo’ games, and it’s already scary as hell
Sony announced this week in Let’s race together event that it is working on a shiny new racing AI for “Gran Turismo” called “Sophy”. This is not your standard racing bot available in most modern racers, but a real breakthrough in artificial intelligence technology that the team has even gone much further than the name suggests.Revolution.“Sophy has been training on” GT Sport” and it has completely usurped the world’s best players in developer tests. While this could be an exciting step forward for AI racing technology, it still looks like it needs to be perfected before its debut in the game. In a post written by Michael Spranger, COO of Sony AI, he said that “Sony AI and PDI will explore how to integrate GT Sophy into future releases of the Gran Turismo series”, which is for sure. most players won’t get it. to race against Sophy for a while. If you want to learn more, watch the video below.