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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 2 Drifts onto Switch Next Week

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 2 Release Date Set August 4, 2022

It has been quite a while since we had any updates on the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course DLC. The first wave hit Nintendo Switch back in March, bringing eight of the promised 48 tracks to the five-year-old title. Fans starved for news on the next batch were hit with a pleasant surprise this morning. Nintendo of America has officially announced Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 2, bringing eight more courses on a release date of August 4, 2022, and here is a trailer to whet your appetite:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 2 Details for the Release Date

And here are details on the new cups and courses, including one that is making its series debut:

  • Turnip Cup
    • Tour New York Minute – Zip past towering skyscrapers and enjoy a scenic drive through the park in this Big Apple-inspired course originating from the mobile game Mario Kart Tour.
    • SNES Mario Circuit 3 – Drift your way around tight corners and avoid the Warp Pipes in this classic course that originated in Super Mario Kart on Super NES.
    • N64 Kalimari Desert – This desert race features frequent run-ins with an old-fashioned steam locomotive that crosses the course – be careful not to cause any delays!
    • DS Waluigi Pinball – Launch, bump and weave across this course themed after a giant pinball table, complete with colorful lights and sounds. Just try not to tilt!
  • Propeller Cup
    • Tour Sydney Sprint – Soak up the sunshine as you soar above the bay and cruise around the sights in this course that originated in Mario Kart Tour.
    • GBA Snow Land – Try not to slip and slide on this wintry course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Just remember: Cooler heads will prevail.
    • Wii Mushroom Gorge – This course features an underground cavern, deep chasms, and giant mushrooms to spring off of – make sure you land safely!
    • Sky-High Sundae – The competition may heat up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t chill out in this sweet race, which is filled with larger-than-life desserts at nearly every turn. Prove you’re number one under the sun(dae) in this debut course!

An Awesome Value

Great stuff. Sky-High Sundae looks distractingly delicious. Tour New York Minute is basically New York. And SNES Mario Circuit 3 is a nostalgia trip.

Nintendo promises all waves will launch by the end of 2023. You can buy the whole expansion for $24.99 or enjoy it at no extra cost if you have a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription.

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Arthur Damian has been covering the video game industry for over ten years, and joined The Escapist in 2022. He is a huge fan of platformers, indies, and fighting games, and strives to cover them for The Escapist every chance he gets. Arthur received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Brooklyn College in 2009. He is also the Editor-in-Chief over at That VideoGame Blog. When he isn’t writing, Arthur enjoys playing games on his Switch and PlayStation 5, and sings the praises of the greatest video game ever, Chrono Trigger, to anyone who will listen.