Link's New Mario Kart 8 DLC Vehicle Is Part Epona, Part Motorcycle

Take a look at one of the new vehicles coming in next month's Zelda-themed DLC pack.

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Nintendo has revealed concept art of Link riding a new vehicle coming in Mario Kart 8's first DLC, and it looks suitably awesome.

The Master Cycle has Link's signature Hylian Shield on one side, the Triforce symbol on its wheels, and--best of all--an Epona-looking horse head on the front. According to Nintendo's Twitter account, it also "has plenty of horsepower." (Jokes!)

The first DLC pack, of which this is a part, is the Legend of Zelda pack. Launching in November, it adds Link, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Peach as playable characters, along with the F-Zero Blue Falcon as a playable kart. It also adds three other karts (one being the Master Cycle) and new tracks.

A second DLC pack, the Animal Crossing pack, launches next May and includes the Villager, Isabelle, and Dry Bowser, in addition to other, unannounced content.

Each of these packs will cost $8, or you can buy a bundle with both for $12. You can preorder them now, and by doing so, you'll get immediate access to some new colors of Yoshi and Shy Guy.

Although this is the first post-release content to be sold for Mario Kart 8, the game received a free update in August that added new Mercedes-Benz vehicles for use in the game.

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