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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