Mario Kart 8 Gets Free, Faster 200cc Mode

Second DLC pack coming out a month earlier.

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Mario Kart will get faster than ever with a free update to Mario Kart 8 that adds a 200cc mode.

Previously, Mario Kart games only had the beginners' 50cc mode, the faster 100cc mode that requires some skill, and the fastest, challenging 150cc mode. With the 200cc mode, which will work both on the new tracks included in the game's second DLC pack and all the previously released tracks, Mario Kart 8 will be even faster.

Nintendo also announced that Mario Kart 8's second DLC pack will release in April 23 instead of May, as was originally planned. For $8, the DLC pack will get you three new racers (Isabelle, Villager, and Dry Bowser), four vehicles, and eight courses, including the Animal Crossing course that changes seasons each time you play it.

Alongside the new DLC, Mario Kart 8 is getting nine Amiibo compatible Mii racing suits, including one for Mega Man and Pac-Man.

You can watch the Animal Crossing course and the new customs in the videos below.

For more Nintendo news, check out GameSpot's roundup of all the news from today's Nintendo Direct.

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