News has surfaced that there will soon be DLC available for Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. Available from November this year will be DLC pack 1. There has now been a second DLC pack announced for May 2015 as well.
The DLC packs are scheduled to include the following:
Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: November 2014) - $7.99/ £7
3 Characters: Link, Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach
4 Vehicles (Including Captain Falcon’s Blue Falcon from F-Zero)
8 Courses spread across 2 cups
Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: May 2015) - $7.99/ £7
3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
8 Courses spread across 2 cups.
Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle - $11.99/ £12
Customers who buy both packs (either in the bundle or both separately) also get rewarded with eight new colours for Shy Guy and Yoshi!
So, for us in the UK, for £12 we will get; 6 new characters, 8 new vehicles, 16 new courses (spread among 4 new cups), and 8 new colours for Shy Guy and Yoshi.
This is arguably the best value DLC I have seen, and will most certainly be something I buy the second it becomes available! I would have likely paid £5 for Dry Bowser alone, HE LOOKS AMAZING.