Nintendo recently revealed that 48 games from previous Mario Kart games will be available as free downloads for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The Booster Course Pass will be delivered over the course of two years, ending in 2023. Expanding the game’s content is a terrific way to provide value to gamers, but it comes years too late. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was launched in 2017.
When everyone expected Nintendo to reveal Mario Kart 9 within this week, the Nintendo Direct instead surprised Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch OLED, and Nintendo Switch Lite owners by announcing the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe “Booster Course Pass,” which will add 48 remastered courses from the series over six series that will last until the end of 2023.
It’s an odd decision to wait five years before adding content to a game, especially when that content is released in the next two years. As a result, players are forced to pay money for additional content in a game that was designed to be trying to cut years ago.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is due to the game’s status as a port of a 2014 Wii U title. It’s a fantastic game, and Nintendo’s decision to make it available to more people made sense at the time.
Since the series’ debut, Nintendo had released a Mario Kart game for each of its devices, and it’s strange to believe the phenomenally successful Switch will be an exemption. A Mario Kart game made exclusively, for it would be a huge hit, especially since it could take full advantage of the console’s portability.
Mario Kart 8 doesn’t require many buttons, and while a Joy Console turned sideways is a little odd, it’s still enough to justify a PlayStation game. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe serves to make use of the Switch’s features despite not being designed for it.
The system has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to provide a fresh start for games that struggled throughout the Wii U era. Ports of games that didn’t succeed in their native land are great, but they shouldn’t be used to substitute console games, CBR reported.
Game design, on the other hand, is all about progress and innovation. With Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo has delivered two fantastic new Zelda and Mario games for the Switch.
Users using the Nintendo Switch must either pay $24.99 or have a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, according to Comic Book.
It will be doubling down on its efforts. Meaning that Nintendo is creating content for an eight-year-old game that will be nearly a decade old by the time it is finished.