Nintendo Switch fans are getting a huge free upgrade for one of the most popular Mario games of all time | The Sun

NINTENDO has just announced a major free upgrade coming to one of the most popular Mario games.

Launching next week on Thursday, November 9, 2023, people will be able to dive in very soon.

Wave 6 is coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and it will add eight more courses to the popular racer in two new cups.

The first new cup is the Acorn Cup and includes two new courses from the mobile game Mario Kart Tour.

Rome Avanti, and Piranha Plant Cover come from the mobile game, which are usually the weaker courses from the waves.

However, it does include one of the most popular courses from the entire series, DK Mountain from Mario Kart Double Dash.

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Daisy Circuit from Mario Kart Wii completes this cup, and is another popular course.

The second cup is called ‘Spiny Cup’ and has just one course from Mario Kart Tour, Madrid Drive.

A fourth version of Rainbow Road has also been added, this time from Mario Kart Wii.

The cup also includes the popular Bowser’s Castle 3 from Super Mario Kart, and Rosalina’s Ice World from Mario Kart 3DS.

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This final wave in the Booster Course Pass adds four more playable characters for people to play with.

Pauline, Peachette, Diddy Kong and Funky Kong will all be added for the first time, offering two more medium-weight and two heavy-weight characters to the game.

This is the final wave of the Booster Course Pass that is being added, making a total of 96 courses in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

The Booster Course Pass is included in the higher tier of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service, or you can purchase a Booster Course Pass separately.

Here’s all the new additions in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 6.