Hey, if you’re reading this without playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now, thanks! But seriously, you can and probably should play through the courses added in Wave 1 of Course Enhancement Card right away. We won’t tell anyone.
To celebrate the launch, Nintendo has revealed a launch trailer (above), which – if you haven’t had time to check out the courses – gives you a glimpse of all eight songs. be provided.
In case you’ve been in-person for the past few weeks, here are eight courses available to play from today:
Gold Dash Cup
Lucky Cat Cup
The best part about this DLC card is that, even if you can’t afford it, you can still play online courses if you don’t already own them! From March 21/22, if you have a standard Switch Online subscription, Wave 1 courses will appear in the ‘Random Selection’ section when playing Global or Regional races online. It’s a bit of a hit-and-miss, of course, but sooner or later you’ll have to race around new tracks if you’re playing online.
We even got a little demo of what the courses look like and play like with the support of the lovely Alex, Felix and Zion from the NL YouTube team.
Have you tried the new courses yet? Let us know in the comments.