New Courses, Release Date Unveiled for Wave 5 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC

Nintendo recently unveiled a release date and the next eight courses heading to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Wave 5 will release on July 12 and will include eight courses and three new racers. Nintendo initially announced the wave during its June 21 Direct, but only revealed the new characters and a new course called Squeaky Clean Sprint.

The eight new courses will be available in two cups:

Feather Cup

  • Athens Dash (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Daisy Cruiser (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
  • Moonview Highway (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Squeaky Clean Sprint

Cherry Cup

  • Los Angeles Lap (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Sunset Wild (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Koopa Cape (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Vancouver Velocity (Mario Kart Tour)

The three new racers to the game are also throwbacks. Petey Piranha (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!), Wiggler (Mario Kart 7), and Kamek (Mario Kart Tour) will join Wave 4’s Birdo as playable characters.

Wave 5 is the penultimate round of DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with Wave 6 slated for some time before the end of the year. So far, the DLC has added 40 new tracks to the game, which is Nintendo’s best-selling game on the Switch with 53.79 million copies sold.

Mario Kart 8 originally released in 2014 on the Wii U, becoming the best-selling game on the console with about 8.46 million sales. Nintendo ported the game to the Switch with various upgrades in 2017.

During the February 2022 Nintendo Direct, the company revealed it would release its Booster Course Pass, which would add 48 new courses to the game over six waves. The pass is available for purchase or is free for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers.

The first four waves consist of:

Golden Dash Cup

  • Paris Promenande (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Todd Circuit (Mario Kart 7)
  • Choco Mountain (Mario Kart 64)
  • Coconut Mall (Mario Kart Wii)

Lucky Cat Cup

  • Tokyo Blur (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Shroom Ridge (Mario Kart DS)
  • Sky Garden (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Ninja Hideaway (Mario Kart Tour)

Turnip Cup

  • New York Minute (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Mario Circuit 3 (Super Mario Kart)
  • Kalimari Desert (Mario Kart 64)
  • Waluigi Pinball (Mario Kart DS)

Propeller Cup

  • Sydney Sprint (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Snow Land (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Mushroom Gorge (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Sky-High Sundae

Rock Cup

  • London Loop (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Boo Lake (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Maple Treeway (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Rock Rock Mountain (Mario Kart 7)

Moon Cup

  • Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 7)
  • Merry Mountain (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Peach Gardens (Mario Kart DS)
  • Berlin Byway (Mario Kart Tour)

Fruit Cup

  • Amsterdam Drift (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Riverside Park (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • DK Summit (Mario Kart Wii)
  • Yoshi’s Island

Boomerang Cup

  • Bangkok Rush (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Mario Circuit (Mario Kart DS)
  • Waluigi Stadium (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
  • Singapore Speedway (Mario Kart Tour)

What do you think about the new tracks? Is there one you’re excited to race on? Are there retro tracks you wish would join the game? Let us know in the comments below or head over to our Discord channel to join the conversation.

Sources: Nintendo (via Nintendo Everything and Nintendo Life)

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