You see that up there? That up there are icons for four additional cups found within the code for Mario Kart 8. Four icons and cups that simply don't exist in Mario Kart 8 currently. A very helpful hint as to what they might be comes from the file names for these, which is “ym_CupIconDLC_00_130x130^h.bflim”.
You know what this means? There will be at least four new DLC cups that Nintendo will release for Mario Kart 8. We already know this isn't a big deal- they are releasing the first bit of DLC for the game on August 28 (along with a major patch for the game as well), and they have discussed, multiple times in the past, continued support for the game via DLC. Adding new tracks to the game would be a great idea.
Would these cups have all new tracks? Retro remastered tracks? A mixture of both? Who knows? We are, however, looking at 16 more tracks being added, for a grand total of 48 tracks in the game. Pretty damn exciting.
Personally, I'd pay about $5-$8 for a single cup, or $16-$20 for all four of them, if they were released at once. But make no mistake, I would buy them for sure.
What about you, System Wars? Would you get these? What price would be okay for you? What are your hopes from them? And when do you think will Nintendo announce them?