After rumours suggested an announcement was imminent, Nintendo has finally revealed the tracks and release date for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 2 DLC.
Eight classic Mario Kart tracks return
Wave 2 features eight classic tracks from past Mario Kart games across the NES, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS, and WIi as well as the Mario Kart Tour mobile spin-off.
These include old favourites like the DS Waluigi Pinball course that originally debuted Mario Kart DS - one of our most wanted tracks in the Booster Course Pass. As the name suggests, the track has you race around a giant pinball course dodging flippers and bumpers.
There's also a brand new course. Sky-High Sundae is making its Mario Kart debut in the Wave 2 DLC before it arrives in Mario Kart Tour at a later date.
Other fan favourite tracks in Wave 2 include SNES Mario Circuit 3 from the original Mario Kart, Kalimari Desert from Mario Kart 64, and Wii Mushroom Gorge from Mario Kart Wii.
The eight courses are divided into two cups as follows:
- Tour New York Minute (Mario Kart Tour)
- SNES Mario Circuit 3 (Super Mario Kart)
- N64 Kalimari Desert (Mario Kart 64)
- DS Waluigi Pinball (Mario Kart DS)
- Tour Sydney Sprint (Mario Kart Tour)
- GBA Snow Land (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
- Wii Mushroom Gorge (Mario Kart Wii)
- Sky-High Sundae
Wave 2 will be available to download on 4 August as part of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, available on the Nintendo eShop for £22.49. Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can also access the Booster Course Pass at no extra cost.
Wave 2 will be released just over three months after Wave 1, which features eight courses including Coconut Mall, Choco Mountain, and Sky Garden among others. There will be six waves in total containing eight courses each released until the end of 2023.