Nintendo may have left a breadcrumb trail showing which tracks are coming next.
Five years later, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting some pretty unexpected DLC with the arrival of the Nintendo Switch. The past eight tracks in the series promise five more waves, each bringing another eight courses to the game. The second wave of tracks arrived this week, and a newly updated data-mining may have revealed what’s coming next.
data mining from recording head (pass Reddit), the results of which were posted by BL on YouTube, which you can view below. With this week’s update, something called a prefetch file has been added to the game, and each file contains a piece of music that’s tied to various Mario Kart past lessons.
These snippets are only a few seconds long and are designed to play when the full song loads. However, even though it’s likely impossible to determine which tracks the song is associated with based on the brief previews found in data mining, more devoted Mario Kart fans have managed to make a connection. Below is a list of all the tracks found through the prefetch files, so if you want them to be as surprising as Waluigi’s Pinball, stop reading here.
- London Ring Road (tour)
- Taoyuan (DS)
- Cloth Lake/Broken Pier (GBA)
- Rocky Mountain (3DS)
- Berlin Path (Tour)
- Valluigi Stadium/Wario Colosseum (GameCube)
- Mount Pleasure
- Rainbow Road (3DS)
- Amsterdam Drift (tour)
- Singapore Circuit (Tour)
- LA Circle (Tour)
- Sunset Wilderness (GBA)
- Bangkok Rush (tour)
- Vancouver Speed (Tour)
- Maple Avenue (Wii)
There are only 15 of the 32 tracks Nintendo hasn’t officially revealed yet, so if you do, there are still some surprises to look forward to. There’s also no confirmation that these will be part of the Booster Course Pass. It does seem possible, though, as the first eight tracks on the list match previous leaks. The Booster Course Pass is $24.99, or if you’re an expansion pack subscriber, you can get new tracks for free.
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