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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 3 coming December

Maple Treeway in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Eight more courses are bringing festive fun to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC* for the Nintendo Switch system on Dec. 7! With the addition of Wave 3 courses, 24 of the 48 courses in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass will be available to play.

The Wave 3 courses include the frolicking fields of DS Peach Gardens and the frosty merriment of Merry Mountain, which features seasonal sights and sounds to take in while cruising around the track’s frigid peaks and towering pines. Plus, enjoy the colorful views of London Loop from the Mario Kart Tour mobile game and navigate galactic turns in the 3DS Rainbow Road course, just to name a few. To see all eight Wave 3 courses in action, check out an overview trailer here:

Wave 3 features the Rock Cup and the Moon Cup, with classic courses appearing from the Mario Kart series across the Wii, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and Mario Kart Tour games. Each course can be played locally or online. Cups are divided as follows:

  • Rock Cup
    • Tour London Loop – Gobsmack your rivals as you drift around familiar landmarks and into first place in this England-inspired course originating from the mobile game Mario Kart Tour.
    • GBA Boo Lake – Get your feet wet on this spooky, Boo filled track set on a haunted lake in this course that originated in Mario Kart: Super Circuit!
    • 3DS Rock Rock Mountain – Careful, sharp turns and bouncing boulders abound on this high-altitude course. Here’s a mountaineering tip: Ramp over a warp pipe to put some wind in your sails!
    • Wii Maple Treeway – Leap through the fall foliage and race across massive trees on this course from Mario Kart Wii – just don’t disturb the Wigglers enjoying an autumnal stroll!
  • Moon Cup
    • Tour Berlin Byways – Watch out for falling Whomps and Thwomps as you make your way around the stunning sights in this course that originated in Mario Kart Tour.
    • DS Peach Gardens – Chirping birds, bopping Chain Chomps and fields of flowers flourish on this course set in the vast gardens of Peach’s castle from Mario Kart DS! Can you spot all the familiar topiaries?
    • Merry Mountain – Hit the halfpipe and bank up the snowy hills on this charmingly festive course from Mario Kart Tour that features massive candy canes and wrapped gifts galore. And … is that a flying sleigh train?
    • 3DS Rainbow Road – Look up in the sky – it’s … Mario! Rainbow Road winds and twists around multiple planetoids on this celestial course that originated in Mario Kart 7 on Nintendo 3DS.

With the upcoming launch of Wave 3, which will join Wave 1 and Wave 2, half of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass courses will be playable, with another 24 still to come next year! The roster of currently raceable courses already includes Wii Coconut Mall, N64 Choco Mountain, DS Waluigi Pinball, Wii Mushroom Gorge and Sky-High Sundae, as well as Ninja Hideaway, New York Minute and Tokyo Blur from Mario Kart Tour, and more. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass includes six separate waves, with eight courses each, which will all be released by the end of 2023.

Source: Nintendo of America

7 thoughts on “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 3 coming December”

  1. London Loop: Played Tour once and never saw this course, so this one’s totally new to me, I bet it’s fine though.

    Boo Lake: Alright, another GBA track that got a huge overhaul, very much looking forward to it.

    Rock Rock Mountain: WHY? This track is so bland. I never liked this track.

    Maple Treeway: YES! One of my favorite tracks of all time. SO glad to see it returning.

    Berlin Byways: Same as London Loop, never played this track before. We’ll see how it is.

    Peach Gardens: Good pick, I’m happy to see this one back.

    Merry Mountain: Again, never played this track. Perfect time of year to introduce me though.

    3DS Rainbow Road: Ugh, my least-liked RR. I don’t like segmented tracks where each “lap” is just a fraction of a large track. Would’ve preferred Wii, DS, or Double Dash RR.

    I’d give this wave a 5/10.

    1. Yeah agree with this a pretty neat line up, I always had mix opinions with 3ds rainbow road it’s a nice track but the 3ds tracks kinda lack the charm the previous and new ones have also peach garden for win automatically makes me give it a 7/10

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