Mario Kart 8 Deluxe On Switch has had a second wave Booster Course Pass DLC today, which adds eight new courses and finally fixes an old one. Let’s just say the Shy Guys at Coconut Mall aren’t so shy anymore, and if you get too close, you’ll get mercy.
The first set of new courses arrived in Marchone of the most anticipated among them is Coconut Mall, a breezy classic from Mario Kart Wii remade for the modern game. But there was just one problem: the Miis that ram were replaced by Shy Guys near the end of the course. To add insult to injury, the Shy Guys were no longer riding. Their cars remained parked. Mario Kart fans was districtUrthe bed.
Well, in an extremely rare turn of events, Nintendo listened to the fans and brought the Coconut Mall death alley back to its former glory. The Miis are still the shy guys, but now they lean forward a bit and start spiraling into vehicular carnage.
Today’s DLC also adds New York Minute (Tour), Mario Circuit 3 (SNES), Kalimari Desert (N64), Waluigi Pinball (DS), Sydney Sprint (Tour), Snow Land (GBA), Mushroom Gorge (Wii) and Sky – High Sundae, brand new level, exclusive MK8. Waluigi Pinball is a cult favorite deep cut. Mushroom Gorge returns with its infamous Space Cut intact. The Sky-High Sundae is a a visual feast. But Coconut Mall’s Shy Guys are still around steal the show.
Today’s update isn’t just a content drop, though. Nintendo is also still tweaking the underlying game. With the arrival of March’s DLC, it patched Item Boxes to make them regenerate faster after players pick them up. Today it did so again. The developers also increased the number of time trial ghosts players can download from 16 to 32 and adjusted how far vehicles get thrown based on their weight.
It’s far and away the most Nintendo has ever updated a game five years into its lifecycle, let alone one that was originally released on the Wii U back in 2014. While some analysts claim Mario Kart 9 is already in the worksthere are still 24 courses to go MK8 Until 2023 the end No doubt by then the Shy Guys will have destroyed more than just the Coconut Mall, and merchandise boxes will be restocking faster than Nintendo’s lawyers can send out a DMCA notice.