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Nintendo Direct: Mario Kart 8 update to bring 200cc and new Mii racing suits

2 April 2015 – by Jack Taylor

Brand new Mii racing outfits and - in a first for the series - 200cc racing are coming to Mario Kart 8 as part of a free software update.

As announced in the latest Nintendo Direct, nine more amiibo will be compatible with Mario Kart 8 following a free software update coming to the game on April 23.

Toad, Bowser, Wario, Rosalina, Villager, Olimar, Sonic, Mega Man, and Pac-Man will all be compatible with the game following the update and will each unlock an additional Mii racing outfit to use in the game.

Also included as part of the update is a first in the Mario Kart series: a 200cc racing mode, in which super-speed racing will feature on all tracks and will require use of the brakes much more often than usual.

The free update will launch on the same day as the game's second paid add-on content pack, which features characters and a new track from the Animal Crossing series among other new additions.