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Friday, July 13, 2018

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Future Updates: Trump Pack!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - A KoopaTV exclusive scoop.

Did you hear that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch will still be getting additional content? It's true. Shinya Takahashi, general producer on most of Nintendo's games in the past several years (also referred to as “that Takahashi guy” in a recent article about the 78th Nintendo shareholder Q&A), said so in this social media video from Nintendo of America covering a range of topics, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Nintendo general producer Shinya Takahashi Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch
Here is Takahashi finishing a low-resolution bow to the camera, stating,
“There will be further updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, so please look forward to it.”

For some context, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe just got an update allowing you to use the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Motorbike as a control method, which means that the Nintendo Labo is spreading its cardboard control over more than just other cardboard, but to any form of software that it can find. Since you can now find software in pretty much any product nowadays, this makes the Nintendo Labo extremely dangerous should you allow automatic updates. (Sometimes, such as in Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, you don't get a choice and it updates itself for the worse.)

What kind of updates are we looking at? Well, KoopaTV did an investigation and found this in the works for a NEW CHARACTER:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Baby Trump character selection screen President Donald balloon blimp DLC Nintendo Switch Biddybuggy
It's Baby Trump! (Taking the place of Metal/Gold Mario.)
(Image in beta.)

Joining Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, and Baby Rosalina is Baby Trump. You may remember him practicing for his appearance in this game by flying around London.

(Vortexica got killed for this?)

The adult President Donald John Trump will not be appearing in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe because of his refusal to cooperate (he claimed to feel “unwelcome”), but you can still make a Mii of him and play that way. His baby form is all for this, however.

Fitting for a high-roller like Baby Trump, you'll need to take out a small loan of a million dollars to afford his DLC package. Included is a four-course Trump Cup with the following courses you can race on:
  1. Trump Tower
  2. Mar-a-Lago
  3. Trump Turnberry Golf Course
  4. Wollman Rink
(Most of the price of the DLC goes towards paying for the licensing fees associated with the courses.)

By the way, if you only own Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, then you might think that you have been abandoned and you're not getting anything. Not true! An automatic update will be installed to your game, prompting you with permanent pop-ups whenever you boot-up Mario Kart 8 that will remind you that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe exists on the Nintendo Switch, and that the Trump DLC is available only there.

Nintendo truly does care!


Ludwig's feelings towards President Donald John Trump will have no impact on his decision to continue to not own Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch, since he doesn't want it after his short-lived appreciation for the first Mario Kart 8. If you would like more KoopaTV investigations in the future, please support KoopaTV by sharing the website's articles around to people and places! You don't even have to donate anything — save your money for buying the Trump Pack DLC. (KoopaTV doesn't even have a way to accept donations.)



Mario Kart 8 has a long history of Driving Ludicrous Content (DLC) updates that abuses its characters, including the KoopaTV-exclusive breaking story on Pink Gold Link.

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