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Mario Kart 8 Mercedes-Benz DLC Coming August 27

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm by Justin Cavender

Mario Kart 8 Mercede-Benz DLC

Nintendo announced today Mario Kart 8 Mercedes-Benz DLC will be available on August 27. The free download will net you a modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, a 1950’s 300 SL Roadster, and a gorgeous Silver Arrow from the 1930’s. Watch the video to get a closer look at all three vehicles.

Along with the Mercedes DLC comes an update with some cool features like “Next Race” at the top of the menu. I can’t tell you how many times we clicked “Watch Highlight Reel” instead of “Next Race.” Hate.

  • Option to display the course map on the TV screen during races.
  • Menu will now display “Next Race” followed by “Watch Highlight Reel.”
  • The most recent kart options that were selected will be remembered.
  • Change options of other players’ Mario Kart TV downloaded highlight reels, including changing the focus to different characters or actions.
  • A score screen will be added displaying coins collected, win-loss record for online battles, and frequently used characters.
  • Improved stability of the online connection.

These new features arrive on the 22nd anniversary of Super Mario Kart, which launched in Japan on August 27, 1992. Feeling nostalgic? Well now is your chance to download Super Mario Kart for Wii U on the Nintendo eShop for $8. Download and race today!

Source: Nintendo

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