The first pack of Mario Kart 8 DLC has released, and it’s available right now for download on your Wii U.
If you already purchased the DLC ahead of time, the first pack will be waiting for you when you fire up the game today. You’ll see this notification below, and then you’ll be met with a download screen. Take heed, the download will take a little time. A lot of users are downloading this DLC now, so expect the wait to be noticeable.
Personally, the download took my hard wired Wii U roughly 15 minutes to complete.
I’ll be playing a ton of this DLC today, and I’ll likely put together a Let’s Play video for it as well. Stay tuned for that as the day wears on.
The first DLC includes two new cups with four courses each, three new characters and four new karts. It’s selling for $7.99. The second DLC will come out in May 2015, and it includes the same amount of content at the same price. If you purchase both DLCs together, you get a $2 discount and eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy.