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'Mario Kart 8' DLC: Zelda And Animal Crossing Coming To Nintendo's Racer

27/08/2014 08:11 BST | Updated 27/08/2014 08:59 BST

Mario Kart 8 is getting bigger and better. And Zelda-er.

Nintendo has announced it will release two packs of additional courses and drivers for their absolutely brilliant karting game, starting in November.

The packs will be available for £7 each, or £11 for both, with releases coming in November 2014 and May 2015.

Nintendo said the packs will feature "first-time crossover characters like Link from The Legend of Zelda series and both Isabelle and the Villager from the Animal Crossing series".

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The first pack will come with Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, four vehicles and 8 new courses.

The second will feature Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser, and the same number of additional courses and karts.

"Each AOC pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The AOC packs include classics like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack.

Mario Kart 8 owners who purchase both packs will get access to eight new colours of Yoshi and eight new colours of Shy Guy to race with immediately. To purchase the packs prior to release, users with a broadband Internet connection can click the new ‘Shop’ icon in the game or visit Nintendo eShop on Wii U."