Mario Kart 8 players may have to get into the habit of using the brake button, as the faster 200cc karts are now available through a free downloadable update.
Some players are reporting that the update is available to download right now. You must beat all cups on 150cc to play Grand Prix on 200cc, but you will be able to pick 200cc in VS, tournament settings, and online lobbies from the get-go. If you want to see the difference between 150cc and 200cc, check out the comparison video below.
Mario Kart’s Animal Crossing themed DLC is also out today. This adds three new characters, including Villager, eight tracks, two cups, and four vehicles. That’s a decent amount of new content. The download needs around 1GB of free space on your Wii U.
This is the second DLC pack to be released. The first was The Legend of Zelda themed and also included three new characters, including Link, eight tracks, two cups, and four vehicles.
Watch the trailer for the Mario Kart Animal Crossing DLC if you want to get more of an idea of what you can expect from the pack.