Because, if anyone’s going to show how to do DLC properly, it’s Nintendo. New Tracks! New characters! Yoshi colour variants…
To say I’m not a big fan of DLC would be a massive understatement. I disagree with it so strongly that I’ve actively avoided games that seem incomplete without it. In fact, the only piece of DLC I remember buying is a set of guns and vehicles for Just Cause 2, because that’s a funhouse I want stocked with anything shiny.
Well, I’m about to double this record. Nintendo, of all people, has announced two sets of DLC for the sublime Mario Kart 8 – one released soon, one next July – that are all but essential. Each pack contains four new tracks, new karts, and a set of three themed riders – the first being from The Legend Of Zelda, the second Animal Crossing. Here’s a sample of how they look:
Sold. Each pack will be $7.99, or you can buy both together now for $11.99 – doing so will also net you a bunch of different coloured Yoshis and Shy Guys immediately. Good work, Nintendo. Keep it up!