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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Will Not Contain Any Additional Race Tracks, Nintendo Confirms

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will not include any additional race tracks when it releases on the Switch, Nintendo has today confirmed.

Despite previously announcing a rehaul of the title’s battle mode (which includes four new arenas), along with the addition of a few new characters, it had remained tight-lipped over whether or not new racing circuits would be included in the enhanced port.

Today, however, as part of a Japanese live stream broadcast to showcase a number of the hybrid console’s upcoming first-party titles, Nintendo executives (6:10 onwards) confirmed Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will feature 48 tracks in total – which is the same number as the Wii U version’s when taking into account the base game and all additional DLC.

That being said, the game does also feature a number of new items – including the return of the double item box from Mario Kart: Double Dash – as well as three new vehicles and the aforementioned additional characters.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is scheduled to release for the Nintendo Switch on April 28.

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  • heavenshitman1

    That’s a tad sad. Think anyone woulda appreciated even one new track vs more redundant characters. And if this is the case, why would it take so long, this should be an almost launch game yeah?
    Still the game might get a new lease of life having in person multi battles everywhere

  • Tokano

    A few more courses wouldn’t have hurt themselves there…

    Another character would’ve helped as well… KIRBY…

  • JD Schmidt

    MK8 will be just shy of three years old when the Deluxe edition comes out. Which is more than enough time to just make a new game. Lazy, sloppy.