Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US, and the Christmas season is about to kick off in fine style. Part of that? Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
It’s still not a ‘new’ Mario Kart, but man is Nintendo seriously pouring the new content into the Switch’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Of course, I’m talking about the Booster Course Pass.
Wave 3 of that is kicking off next month, and includes a nice little surprise with a Christmas-themed track called Merry Mountain. The new track is just one in a new collection that includes two Cups, each one stocking four races.
- Rock Cup
- Tour London Loop – Gobsmack your rivals as you drift around familiar landmarks and into first place in this England-inspired course originating from the mobile game Mario Kart Tour.
- GBA Boo Lake – Get your feet wet on this spooky, Boo filled track set on a haunted lake in this course that originated in Mario Kart: Super Circuit!
- 3DS Rock Rock Mountain – Careful, sharp turns and bouncing boulders abound on this high-altitude course. Here’s a mountaineering tip: Ramp over a warp pipe to put some wind in your sails!
- Wii Maple Treeway – Leap through the fall foliage and race across massive trees on this course from Mario Kart Wii – just don’t disturb the Wigglers enjoying an autumnal stroll!
- Moon Cup
- Tour Berlin Byways – Watch out for falling Whomps and Thwomps as you make your way around the stunning sights in this course that originated in Mario Kart Tour.
- DS Peach Gardens – Chirping birds, bopping Chain Chomps and fields of flowers flourish on this course set in the vast gardens of Peach’s castle from Mario Kart DS! Can you spot all the familiar topiaries?
- Merry Mountain – Hit the halfpipe and bank up the snowy hills on this charmingly festive course from Mario Kart Tour that features massive candy canes and wrapped gifts galore. And … is that a flying sleigh train?
- 3DS Rainbow Road – Look up in the sky – it’s … Mario! Rainbow Road winds and twists around multiple planetoids on this celestial course that originated in Mario Kart 7 on Nintendo 3DS.
The new wave is just the latest in the set, which will include another three packs in 2023. So there’s quite a bit more to go, as concerns Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Course Pass.
As for these courses though, they’ll land for the game on December 7th.