Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Getting More Updates On Nintendo Switch

Nintendo is planning "further updates."


One of the Nintendo Switch's most popular games, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, will continue to get more updates, Nintendo has announced. Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo's head of software development, confirmed this in a Twitter video. Unfortunately, he didn't have much to say about specifics.

"There will be further updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, so please look forward to it," he said.

Fans would surely love to see more characters and courses, but it remains to be seen what the new updates will include. We'll report back with more details when they're announced.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 9.22 million copies as of March 31, which makes it the second-most commercially successful game for the console, only behind Super Mario Odyssey (10.41 million copies sold). The latest Mario Kart 8 update added content based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You can watch gameplay of all the new additions above.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a new version of the Wii U game Mario Kart 8. Released in April 2017, the Deluxe edition features all the previously released DLC, along with better graphics and performance, and also other various tweaks and improvements. Just recently, Nintendo announced how you can use Nintendo Labo to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

The next Mario Kart game is Mario Kart: Tour for mobile devices. It will mark the franchise's debut on mobile platforms, and given the size and appeal of the franchise, it could be Nintendo's next big success story. The game is due to launch by March 2019.

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