Nintendo has confirmed a substantial update will be provided for Mario Kart 8 later this month, alongside the free Mercedes DLC pack. The major update will see an optional on-screen map added to TV display – a significant feature we mentioned was missing in our review – and the default menu selection after a Grand Prix race will be adjusted to the “next race” key, rather than the “view highlight” button.
Alongside those two updates are a number of smaller yet significant fixes, aiding in an enhanced user experience. Your preferred or last used Kart customisation will be saved to your system, shortening the lengthy process of choosing your cyber slick or monster wheels, plus you can copy and edit other players’ highlights in Mario Kart TV. Other key areas addressed are:
- Scoreboard area can be selected so you can view your total coins, online record of wins and losses, selection of characters, and so on.
- Online communication and races will have improved stability.
- Other minor fixes to problems.
During this substantial update, Nintendo will also add the free Mercedes-Benz DLC pack, which comes with the GLA, 300 SL Roadster and the Silver Arrow from the ’30s. Both the update and DLC pack will be available from August 27 in Europe, North America and Japan. Let us know what you think of the changes in the comment section below.