Nintendo has provided a first peek at the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Wave 5 tracks during the Nintendo Direct Show.
The Booster Course Pass has extended the lifespan of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe considerably. Eight DLC Waves are planned, each containing modern versions of eight classic Mario Kart tracks including old favourites such as Kalimari Desert and Maple Tree.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Waves are released around every three to four months. Wave 4 came out back in March, and now Nintendo has confirmed Wave 5 is on the way.
First look at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Wave 5
A trailer shown during the Nintendo Direct Show previewed Squeaky Clean Sprint, a brand-new track set in a bathroom created specifically for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Wave 5. One section sees you race underwater in a bath.
The remaining tracks are yet to be confirmed, but there will be seven other circuits.
As well as new characters, Wave 5 will also include at least three returning characters from past Mario Kart titles: Pete Piranha (Mario Kart Double Dash!!!), Wiggler (Mario Kart 7), and Kamek (Mario Kart Tour). This will mark Kamek's first appearance in a mainline Mario Kart game.
No release date was announced, but Nintendo confirmed a vague “Summer 2023” release window for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Wave 5. We expect it will launch in July, but we should find out the release date and remaining contents soon.
You can’t purchase Mario Kart 8 DLC Waves individually. Instead, you need to buy the Booster Course Pass, which costs £22.49/$24.99. It’s also included with the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription at no extra cost.
There is only one more DLC Wave left after Wave 5. Wave 6 will likely follow in September or October. After that, all fans are hoping Nintendo will finally announce Mario Kart 9.
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