Posted Wed Aug 6, 2014 at 11:17 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
More than just DLC incoming.
'Mario Kart 8' is out and has already sold millions, but Nintendo is not yet done with game. On August 27th, fans can expect not only the previously announced Mercedes-Benz DLC, but also the option a set of usability updates.
First off, the free Mercedes DLC will include "three Mercedes-Benz cars that players can race: the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s and the legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930s." The modern GLA also includes special wheel options and all the three new karts can be customized with various wheels and gliders.
August 27th will mark the 22nd anniversary of the original SNES classic, 'Super Mario Kart,' which Nintendo has made available on the Wii U today for download from the eShop for $7.99.
Finally, Nintendo has promised several other small updates for 'Mario Kart 8' on the August 27 date. These updates are based off of fan feedback and include:
Drivers will now have the option to display the course map on the TV screen during races.
The order of the menu after each race will be changed to “Next Race”, followed by “Watch Highlight Reel”.
The game will remember the most recent kart options that were selected, even if the Wii U system was powered down.
Users will be able to change options of other players’ Mario Kart TV downloaded highlight reels, such as changing the focus to different characters or actions.
A score screen will be added so players can see how many coins they’ve collected, the win-loss record of their online battles and their frequently used characters.
Improved the stability of the online connection to enhance user experience during online battles.
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