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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 5 Release Date Confirmed


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 5 Release Date Confirmed

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Following a teaser at last month’s Nintendo Direct Show, Nintendo has confirmed the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 5 release date and revealed the full contents of the next DLC.

We already knew the DLC is adding a brand new original course called Squeaky Clean Sprint, and now Nintendo has revealed the seven remaining tracks along with returning characters.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 5 tracks

Split into two cups, eight new courses are coming to Mario Kart 8 in Wave 3, seven of which are remastered classic circuits from previous Mario Kart games. Cherry Cup includes Los Angeles Laps (Mario Kart Tour), Sunset Wilds (Mario Kart: Super Circuit), Koopa Cape (Mario Kart Wii), and Vancouver Velocity (Mario Kart Tour).

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Wave 5 Squeaky Clean Sprint
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The Feather Cup, on the other hand, lets you race on Daisy Cruiser (Mario Kart: Double-Dash!!), Moonview Highway (Mario Kart Wii), Athens Dash (Mario Kart Tour) and the brand-new Squeaky Clean Sprint course, which sees players race underwater in a giant bath.

Each course can be played locally or online.

Cherry Cup tracks

  • Los Angeles Laps (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Sunset Wilds (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
  • Koopa Cape (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Vancouver Velocity (Mario Kart Tour)

Feather Cup tracks

  • Daisy Cruiser (Mario Kart: Double-Dash!!)
  • Moonview Highway (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Athens Dash (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Squeaky Clean Sprint (New)

Returning characters

As well as new circuits, characters from previous Mario Kart games join the character roster including Kamek (Mario Kart Tour), Petey Piranha (Mario Kart Double Dash!!) and Wiggler (Mario Kart 7). This is Kamek's first appearance in a mainline Mario Kart game.

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Release date

As for the release date, Wave 5 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass launches on 12 July.

To access it, you’ll need to buy the Booster Course Pass, which is included with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership or can be purchased separately on the Nintendo eShop for £22.49/$24.99.

With the final Wave launching by the end of this year, the Booster Course Pass will include a total of 88 courses on top of the base game, making it great value for money.

We’re hoping this will pave the way for Nintendo to reveal Mario Kart 9, which is rumoured to be in “active development,” next year.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Mario Kart page.