Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update Adds ‘Breath of the Wild’ Link


Out of nowhere, Nintendo just announced that Link, who is sporting his Champion’s Tunic from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is available now as free DLC in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. Additionally, the Master Cycle Zero, Ancient Tires, and Paraglider have been added as new vehicle options.

According to Nintendo’s website, the 1.6.0 update also includes some gameplay improvements and other unlisted content.

You can watch the reveal trailer here:

Author’s Note: What do you think this means for the future of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? What additional content do you want to see in the game? Let us know in the comments!

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Tyler Scott Sanchez


Seeing that mario kart 8 deluxe does not leave the top 10 weekly software sales in Japan, it does not surprise me if more content were to be released for the game. More new people are buying into it, so why not update the game to keep it fresh for everyone?
Remember how a free batch of Mercedes cars preceded the original's paid DLC?

It wouldn't surprise me that they're trying to do the same here.