As discovered by YouTube user recordreader and posted on YouTube by BL, it appears that several “pre-search” files were added to the game, corresponding to music tracks from classic Mario Kart games.
These “presearch” files contain the first few seconds of a piece of music. They are designed to start music quickly while loading the full song in the background.
While the full music tracks that correspond to the pre-search files don’t appear to be present in the new update, the pre-search files have provided enough of each song for Mario Kart fans to figure out which tracks they relate to.Based on the preload files, it appears that the following tracks will be coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as future DLC:
- London Loop (Mario Kart Tour)
- Peach Gardens (DS)
- Boo Lake/ Broken Pier (GBA)
- Rock Rock Mountain (3DS)
- Berlin Byways (MK Tour)
- Waluigi Stadium/ Wario Colosseum (Game Cube)
- Rainbow Road (3DS)
- Amsterdam Drift (MK Tour)
- Singapore Speedway (MK Tour)
- Los Angeles Laps (Mario Kart Tour)
- Sunset Wilds (GBA)
- Bangkok Rush (MK Tour)
- Vancouver Velocity (MK Tour)
- Maple Treeway (Wii)
It is unclear when these tracks will be released and in which wave of DLC they will appear.
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However, an earlier datamine uncovered the retro prefixes for future circuits (SNES, GBA, 3DS, etc.) and based on this, the most likely result is that the first eight tracks listed above will be in Wave 3, since the prefixes match.
The second wave of tracks, featuring GBA Snow Land, Wii Mushroom Gorge, DS Waluigi Pinball, and more, were released yesterday.
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, which costs $24.99, offers 48 DLC tracks across its six waves.
Courses include remakes of classic tracks from across the game series such as Super Mario Kart, 64, Double Dash, Wii, as well as handheld entries and the mobile game.
Players who subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online expansion pack receive access to the DLC as part of their subscription.