It's official - Mario Kart 8 is getting two major DLC packs from Nintendo. The packs are pretty reasonable - $8 apiece (or $12 for both), coming with a whole slew of new characters, karts, and courses. The idea of racing as Link or the Animal Crossing Villager is worth the price of admission alone - so hats off to Nintendo for doing things right.

And Nintendo's no dummy about this - along with the announcement, they included a few screenshots. And a few contained the return of everyone's favorite Mario Kart 8 thing: DEATH STARE LUIGI.

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Anyways, here's the details of the packs!

Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: November 2014) - $7.99

  • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: May 2015) - $7.99

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle - $11.99

  • 6 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, Villager, Isabelle and Dry Bowser
  • 8 Vehicles
  • 16 Courses
  • As a bonus for purchasing both packs bundled or individually, buyers receive eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy. Those who advance purchase both packs can begin using the Yoshi and Shy Guy characters immediately.