Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Characters: Who Could They Be?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Characters: Who Could They Be?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Fresh Boosts and Familiar Faces

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe just dropped Wave 5 of its Booster Course Pass, bringing in eight thrilling new tracks and three charming new characters. Say hello to Petey Piranha, Wiggler, and Kamek as they zip onto the scene, ready to take on the kart racing action. But hold onto your shells, because there’s still one more DLC wave set to release later this year, and the speculation is running wild! Who will be the final characters to join this star-studded cast?

Since its initial launch in 2014, Mario Kart 8 has been defying the traditional lifespan of a game thanks to its constant updates. With the Deluxe edition and DLC packages, the game has stayed fresh and exciting, eliminating the need for a Mario Kart 9 (at least for now). The Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has injected new life into the game, delivering a steady stream of captivating courses and captivating characters over the past 18 months. By the time the final wave hits, we’ll have enjoyed a total of 24 thrilling tracks and at least six new characters to play with.

The Last Lap: Familiar Faces Take the Lead

When it comes to predicting the next batch of characters, it’s worth noting that each new addition so far has been a returning star from previous games. So, it seems fitting that one of the most prominent missing players may finally join the race: Diddy Kong! Donkey Kong’s trusty sidekick and sometimes referred to as his nephew, Diddy has had quite the gaming career, from the iconic Donkey Kong Country series to his very own kart racing adventure on the N64 with Diddy Kong Racing. It’s about time he swings his way into the playable cast of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Surprisingly, Diddy Kong has been absent from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe so far, but Wave 6 might just be the ticket to bring him back into the fold. As a versatile and lightweight racer, Diddy Kong has a devoted fanbase, and it’s high time he gets a seat at the karting table. And speaking of Kong comebacks, let’s not forget about Funky Kong! Having graced us with his presence in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart Tour, this chilled-out mechanic would fit right in with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe crew.

Blue Shells and Movie Magic

Remember the Super Mario Bros Movie that took audiences by storm this year? Well, despite mixed reviews from critics, it was a hit among Mario’s millions of fans. Packed with nostalgic nods to the beloved video game series, the film also introduced a brand-new character: the Blue Shell Koopa. Clad in spikey blue armor and causing chaos as one of Bowser’s henchmen, this character turned out to be a constant thorn in Mario’s side throughout the movie. With his striking blue monster truck, he would make a fantastic and canonically fitting addition to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe roster.

No matter who makes it into the cast of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe next, one thing is for sure: the Booster Course Pass has delivered incredible value for money. The Mario Kart franchise continues to captivate players of all ages and skill levels, with its diverse roster of Nintendo’s most beloved characters ensuring there’s never a dull moment on the racetrack.

So buckle up and get ready to race! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

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