Today is the day many Mario Kart fans have been waiting eagerly for. The release for the first ever paid DLC pack in the Mario Kart franchise. Nintendo have just pushed out an update for MK8 bringing it to version 3.0. The update makes the first DLC pack available to use [assuming you have already purchased it], as well as adds Amiibo Support. When you tap an Amiibo on Amiibo Settings in Mario Kart 8, a new outfit based on that character is unlocked for your Mii racers.

Check out what the first DLC pack consists of after the break!


Mario Kart x The Legend of Zelda Pack includes:

  • Three New Characters:
    • Link
    • Tanooki Mario
    • Cat Peach
  • Four New Vehicles:
    • Blue Falcon
    • Tanooki Kart
    • B Dasher
    • Master Cycle
  •  Two New Car Parts
    •  Triforce Tyres
    • Hylian Kite
  • Eight New Tracks:
    • Egg Cup
      •  Yoshi Circuit [GCN]
      • Excitebike Arena
      • Dragon Driftway
      • Mute City
    • Triforce Cup
      •  Wario’s Goldmine [Wii]
      • Rainbow Road [SNES]
      • Ice Ice Outpost
      • Hyrule Circuit


Plus, stay tuned for later today when we reveal the winners of the Fan Concept Mario Kart 8 Competition!

What do you think of the DLC so far? What’s your favourite track? Tell us in the comments below!

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!