As many speculations, we finally know the full content of the second wave of Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” Booster Course Pass. Nintendo announces the Booster Course Pass earlier this year, promising to deliver at least 48 remastered and all-new tracks for the fans to enjoy – but it did not launch these tracks all at the same time.
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Booster Course Pass Gets a Release Date
Instead, Nintendo choose to adopt a staggered release approach, meaning that it split the course right into six waves. Paying upfront for the DLC would offer you access to all of them, so whether you have already paid for it or you have plans to do so now, you should be able to access all of them, so whether you have already paid for it or you have plans of doing so now, you should be able to enjoy these new tracks starting from August 4, 2022.
When Nintendo Revealed the idea for the “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” DLC, the Response from the fanbase was a bit mixed – after all, many were hoping for a “Mario Kart 9” instead. A true Nintendo Switch Staple, “Mario Kart” is certainly Nothing less than a Fan Favorite, but this iteration of the game has been around for quite a while, having been released in 2014.
However, instead of making a perhaps not-so-impressive game from scratch for the same console, Nintendo opted to instead refresh the current title with tons of many new tracks.
How to Get The Booster Course Pass
You can obtain the Booster Course Pass in two ways: you can either purchase it directly from the Nintendo Shop for the price of $24.99 for all 48 tracks, or you can purchase a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion pack membership.
The latter would net you more goodies, which includes access to various DLCs like one for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” but actually it costs $49.99 for a year, and you will have to re-subscribe if you want to keep on playing the new tracks once you have used up your first year.
Wave 2 Offers Some Iconic Races
Nintendo Switch is detailing all its upcoming eight courses in a press release that was shared on BusinessWire as well as in the video that was embedded here. There are some tried-and-true races that we have already seen on other platforms or in other games, but there’s also a brand-new racetrack titled Sky-High Sundae, which would later get added to the “Mario Kart Tour” Mobile Game.
The Delightfully sweet sky-high Sundae seems to serve as the real deal of this second wave of tracks, receiving more screen time in the trailer. The course appears to be snappy, with tons of jumps and sharp turns across a sweet-themed loop.
Two New Mario Kart Cups
These new courses get split right into two cups: The Turnip Cup and the Propeller Cup. The former includes the following races: Tour New York Minuet, SNES Mario Circuit 3, N64 Kalimari Desert, and DS Waluigi Pinball, While the latter would feature Tour Sydney Spring, GBA Snow Land, Wii Mushroom Gorge, and the aforementioned Sky-high Sundae.
This update serves as a great mix of racetracks for the Fans to enjoy. There are some urban races, some iconic courses that happen to be making a comeback from a distant past. And the Sky-high Sundae that serves as the Cherry on top. Nintendo is yet to say anything about when we would be seeing the third wave. Considering that we saw the first one launched in March 2022 and the second one followed in August, was can assume that the third wave might be arriving in early 2023.