Link and other Nintendo characters to appear in Mario Kart 8

Link speeds along in Mario Kart 8
Link speeds along in Mario Kart 8.

A little bit of Hyrule has made its way into Mario Kart 8. Nintendo has announced two new content packs for the latest release of its popular racing series on the Wii U, one of which will include Link as a playable character.

In addition to Link, the first content pack will include Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach, with the second pack will contain the Villager and Isabelle from Animal Crossing and Dry Bowser. Each pack comes with four vehicles and eight courses — some of which are favourites from previous versions of Mario Kart and new maps from the Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing series.

Both packs are priced at $7.99 USD each, or $11.99 USD for the two-pack bundle, with advance purchase beginning August 27th, 2014. The first pack, the one with Link, will be available for download in November 2014, while the second pack is scheduled for May 2015. Purchasers of either the individual pack or bundle will receive eight new colours for Yoshi and Shy Guy immediately.

Source: Nintendo

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One reply to “Link and other Nintendo characters to appear in Mario Kart 8”

  1. I hate that I’m being bamboozled into buying this bundle due to the inclusion of Link and ending up with even more Marios and Peaches.

    Seriously, you’ve got Standard Mario, Metal Mario, Baby Mario, Tanooki Mario, Standard Peach, Pink Gold Peach, Baby Peach, and Cat Suit Peach. So not even counting throwaways like Baby Daisy, EIGHT of the playable characters on the roster are literally just variations on Mario/Peach. Why?

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