Mushrooms, start your engines. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe expands with its newest course pack, amidst a flurry of smaller releases this week.
Sundae, Sundae, Sundae
This is definitely a ‘Mario Kart’ kinda week for Nintendo gamers, with the release of the second Booster Course Pack. Contained in that is an 8 pack of redone and new courses for the Switch racer, spread out over two new cups.
Pack 1 is out as well of course, and there will be another 4 such drops between the rest of this year and through 2023. If you’re an MK fan, it’s a heck of a lot of good-looking new content to play around with. If you’re not an MK fan though, well this week isn’t all that heavy on new stuff.
Not to say there aren’t plenty of smaller releases, because there are, but there really aren’t any that make an impact. Toy Soldiers HD might’ve been the one exception to that, but even though it’s still on this week’s release list, it’s not actually coming. It was delayed about a week back.
In any even though, here’s the full list of what’s new, maybe you’ll spot something that strikes your fancy:
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- Hindsight – What if the physical objects of everyday life, the possessions we hold close, were actual windows to the past? Peer into distant memories and unseen futures in Hindsight. From the creator of Prune, Hindsight is a narrative exploration game spanning the entirety of a woman’s life, from birth to present day, as she tries to make sense of it all. Revisit her childhood home, sort through personal belongings and step through windows to memories frozen in time. Pay attention to the little things and piece together puzzles to shift your viewpoint until you find just the right perspective to pull you deeper into the past. Long forgotten memories and dreams cascade into one another. Linger as long as you wish, but sooner or later you must come back to the present. What will you take with you? And what will you leave behind? Hindsight is available later today.
- More Courses Hit the Track in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Rev your engines because Wave 2 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC* is here! The second wave includes the debut of the delightfully sweet Sky-High Sundae course, nostalgic favorites like DS Waluigi Pinball and Wii Mushroom Gorge, and courses based on real-world locations like New York Minute and Sydney Sprint from Mario Kart Tour! A total of 48 remastered courses from throughout the Mario Kart series are racing to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as paid DLC. Content will release in six waves of eight courses by the end of 2023. Racers who have an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership** will have access to all of these newly added courses as they are released at no additional cost. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass is available now.
Nintendo eShop sales:
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Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
- 9 in 1 Puzzles
- 90’’ Soccer – Available Aug. 5
- Adopt an Animal Near Me
- After Wave: Downfall
- amazin’ George 2 Digital Deluxe
- Arcade Archives ROLLER JAMMER
- Backgrounds for life
- Book Quest – Available Aug. 10
- Celestian Tales
- City Super Hero 3D – Flying Legend Warriors Deluxe Simulator
- Cleo – a pirate’s tale – Available Aug. 10
- Counter Recon 2: The New War
- Faircroft’s Antiques: The Mountaineer’s Legacy – Collector’s Edition
- Gale of Windoria
- Japanese Escape Games The Retro House
- KOKORO CLOVER Season 1
- Lost in Play – Available Aug. 10
- Merge Your Room
- My Dangerous Life – Available Aug. 5
- Princess.Loot.Pixel.Again x2
- Quarry Truck Simulator
- QUByte Classics: Thunderbolt Collection by PIKO
- Roll The Cat – Available Aug. 5
- Samurai Aces III: Sengoku Cannon for Nintendo Switch
- Sofiya and the Ancient Clan – Available Aug. 5
- STRIKERS 1945 III for Nintendo Switch
- Supaplex THINK!
- Super Snake Block
- Toy Soldiers HD – Available Aug. 5
- Two Point Campus + Bonus Content – Available Aug. 9
- Viki Spotter: Megapolis
- Viki Spotter: Professions
- Whack first! – Fight the moles
* Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.
** Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership required for free access to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
*** A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point