Mario Kart 8 DLC video revs up Excitebike Arena

Nintendo is digging deep into its past for Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack, going so far as to add in a new track called Excitebike Arena.


Mario Kart 8 is dipping further into Nintendo's library with its upcoming November DLC pack, already revealing characters and vehicles from sister franchises. The shout-out to fellow first-party games will also extend to new courses, as indicated by today's new video, where Nintendo revealed the Excitebike Arena.

As expected, this course tosses in all of the Excitebike aesthetics, putting racers atop a dirt course filled with mud puddles, bumps, ramps, and hills. It even comes with a remix of the classic Excitebike theme music. The video also features some of the new racers set to come to the DLC, like Cat Peach and Tanooki Mario.

For a taste of nostalgia, check out the video below. The first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack hits next month for $7.99.

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    October 28, 2014 9:25 AM

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      October 28, 2014 9:40 AM

      There's got to be AT LEAST one Zelda-themed track in the Triforce Cup, right? Right?! :( Granted, we don't know where Excitebike Arena will end up, and it DOES look like fun. I'm just dying to see a Zelda track; my mind's been afire with ideas for how Nintendo could incorporate iconic areas from the series into a racetrack. My vote: a spin around Hyrule Field from Ocarina of Time. *drool*

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        October 28, 2014 2:43 PM

        Has to be.

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        October 28, 2014 7:25 PM

        I still think there will be. In the promo picture for this dlc, there's a screen for this track and an f-zero track. Then they show some other retro track and the yoshi circuit was revealed. That leaves two more new and two more retro tracks to be revealed. They HAVE to have a zelda one in there.

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      October 28, 2014 2:38 PM

      Ohhh man, that looks great. I'm so glad I'm getting this pack. Nintendo's first real crack at DLC and they are doing it spectacularly.

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      October 28, 2014 7:19 PM

      Bumping this shit because it's amazing. The track changes every time you run it with different ranks and shit. So goddamn excited

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      October 28, 2014 7:39 PM

      Bought both, now waiting. Daughter and I are hype!

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