Mario Kart 8 Trailers: Link DLC and Amiibo Compatibility
We've got a Master Sword-themed motorcycle, the Blue Falcon, custom Mii outfits and much more in these two new trailers for Mario Kart 8's upcoming bonus content.
Nintendo has released a new trailer for Mario Kart 8's first big DLC pack. Originally named The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8, DLC Pack 1 (we like the old name better), will introduce Link, Cat Peach and Tanooki Mario to the racing circuit. New vehicles include the Blue Falcon from F-Zero and a Master Sword-themed motorcycle, complete with a Hylian Shield on the side of it.
The other trailer Nintendo released focuses on Mario Kart 8's amiibo compatibility. Scanning an amiibo figure into your game will unlock a costume for your custom Mii character to wear while driving. These costumes are based off of the figurine scanned. Mario, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox, Peach, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Luigi and Captain Falcon are the amiibo figures that will unlock a corresponding Mii outfit in Mario Kart 8. Unfortunately, there will be no bonus for scanning any of the other figures, like Marth, the Wii Fit trainer, etc.