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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Third Wave Of DLC Adds Merry Mountain And Peach Gardens Next Month

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Update, 11/21/22:

Nintendo announced back in September that Wave 3 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s ​​Booster Course DLC would be coming this holiday season, and now the company has revealed that we’re getting eight issues on December 7. Watch the Wave 3 trailer in the tweet below:

As you can see, Wave 3 features some returning classics from previous Mario Kart releases and a few from Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s mobile version of the series. Here’s what to expect next month in this new wave:

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  • Tour London Loop – Amaze your rivals as you drift past familiar landmarks to first place in this British-inspired course taken from the mobile game Mario Kart tour.
  • GBA Boo Lake – Get your feet wet on this creepy, boo-filled track on a haunted lake in this track that originated in Mario Kart: Super Circuit!
  • 3DS Rock Rock Mountain – Careful, tight turns and boulder bouncing abound on this high-altitude course. Here’s a tip for rock climbers: walk over a chain tube to get some wind in your sails!
  • Wii Maple Treeway – Jump through the fall foliage and race over huge trees on this track Mario KartWii – don’t disturb the Wigglers on an autumn walk!

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  • Tour Byways Berlin – Watch out for falling Whomps and Thwomps as you make your way through the stunning sights in this course created in Mario Kart tour.
  • DS Peach Gardens – Chirping birds, thumping Chain Chomps and fields of flowers flourish on this course in the expansive gardens of Peach’s Castle Mario Kart DS! Do you recognize all known topiaries?
  • Merry Mountain – Enter the halfpipe and climb the snowy hills on this charmingly festive course Mario Kart tour with huge candy canes and wrapped presents 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 asteroids on this orbit that originated in mario kart 7 on the Nintendo 3DS.

When Wave 3 launches on December 7, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will include 24 additional tracks, with 24 more to come. Each wave consists of eight tracks, and Nintendo will release a total of six waves of DLC courses, with the last wave reaching the game before the end of 2023.

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Original story, 9/13/22:

We’re fast approaching the middle of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s ​​Booster Course Pass content. With two of the six promised waves of new courses already out, Nintendo has started teasing what players can expect with the third wave, due out this holiday season. During today’s Nintendo Direct, we learned the first two levels of the third wave of eight new tracks.

Appropriately, the first course we learned about for Wave 3 of the Booster Course Pass is Merry Mountain. This holiday themed track first made its Mario Kart Tour debut in 2020 as part of the Winter Tour. Meanwhile, for those looking for something not holiday themed, Nintendo is also releasing Peach Gardens, a track that first appeared in Mario Kart DS back in 2005.

Wave 1 brought fan favorites like Coconut Mall (Wii), Choco Mountain (N64) and Sky Garden (GBA), while Wave 2 gave us access to tracks like Kalimari Desert (N64), Mario Circuit 3 (SNES) and Mushroom Gorge (Wii) . Each wave also gave us two tracks from Mario Kart Tour, with Wave 2 also featuring an all-new track in Sky-High Sundae.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 3 is scheduled for release this holiday season.