Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mario Kart 8 Update and DLC Scheduled for August 27

If you've been itching to race around Mario Kart tracks in a Mercedes, then you only have about three weeks to wait!

The update will add some much-requested features to the game, as listed:

  • Added new feature that can display the course map on the TV screen
  • Changed default choice to "Next Race" instead of "View highlight" in the menu that appears after the race of the Grand Prix
  • Remember the vehicle parts to be used later / next boot
  • In "Mario Kart TV", added ability to copy & edit the highlight video of other players
  • "Scoreboard" screen can be viewed and the number of characters that win-loss total number of coins, online play, etc
  • Improving the stability of communication during online races
  • Fixed some (other) problems

The update also includes the free Mercedes DLC, which lets you race in one of three real-world Mercedes vehicles that you will never be able to afford in real life.

I, for one, am glad to see the option of having the map on-screen. I hope it will let you see the map during multiplayer as well. We'll find out soon enough.

Are you excited to have a real car in a Mario Kart game?

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I have yet to play this game, what the heck, right? ;) sounds like they are doing some great things with it :)