Characters & Vehicles
While Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U already had a fairly substantial roster consisting of 30 iconic Nintendo characters, Deluxe goes ahead and pushes that number even higher. On top of these 30 characters found in the base Wii U release, players will also get the additional six racers added into Mark Kart 8 via its two DLC packs. For reference, these characters are:
- Tanooki Mario
- Cat Peach
- Villager Boy/ Girl
- Dry Bowser
On top of that, however, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has an additional five exclusive characters that never featured in the Wii U version. Players can look forward to racing with Inkling Boy and Girl from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. Oh, and there’s also a special unlockable character for completing every cup at 200cc, but we won’t spoil the surprise for you.
Deluxe also includes a few new vehicles that weren’t present in the Wii U MK8. The Koopa Clown makes its return from Mario Kart 7, while two Splatoon-inspired vehicles – the Splat Buggy and Inkstriker – are brand-new additions to the series.