With more than two and a half million people playing worldwide in just only two months, Mario Kart 8 seems to be a Wii U surefire hit, and what’s better to celebrate than a brand new update, complete with the anticipated Mercedes-Benz DLC.

From the 27th August 2014, a new update will be published for Mario Kart 8. This will add a mini-map to the TV screen, allow players to download the free Mercedes-Benz DLC, change the default option after finishing a race to ‘Next Race’ rather than ‘View Highlights’, save the last used kart customisation so you don’t have to keep changing to your favourite parts when you quit, give you the ability to edits other racer highlights, crate a record screen for Coins collect, online win-loss etc., and finally address certain bugs and internet stability. That’s quite a hefty update! I would assume that the update is going to be released worldwide simultaneously, though I can not be 100% sure yet.


Which of these new features are you most looking forward to? Is there anything else you want to be added? I wouldn’t mind a few proper battle mode stages or at least a return of Bob-Omb Blast! Tell us what you think in the comments. Also, if you do not own a copy of Mario Kart 8 yet, then use the links below to purchase a copy! [remember, the Wii U is region locked]

Than you to NintendoEverything for providing translations!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!