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What’s New in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Everything You Need to Know

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe may seem like just a standard port to the Switch from the Wii U, but there’s actually far more content in it than first meets the eye. Most noticeable is the inclusion of a handful of new characters. On top of the roster of 30 that featured in Mario Kart 8, ranging from Mario to Lakitu, Deluxe adds in an additional four racers to the mix. Splatoon Boy and Girl enter the fray for the first time, while King Boo and Dry Bones make their returns after missing the Wii U outing. Oh, and the six additional racers added into the original Mario Kart 8 via the DLC packs such as Tanooki Mario, Link, and Animal Crossing’s Villager are also back for more racing action in Deluxe.


On top of this, fans will be pleased to know that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also throws in some new karts to make use of, too. Unfortunately, not too many details are known on these new vehicles just yet, but it has been confirmed that two of the three additions are inspired by the Splatoon series.

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