Mario Kart 8, a sport that was first launched ten years in the past on the Wii U, continues to be not accomplished. The 2017 Swap model of the sport is at the moment within the midst of a run of downloadable content material that’s bringing not solely new programs to the sport, however new drivers as properly.
We welcomed Birdo (alongside a Yoshi’s Island course) within the newest replace, launched at present, however this recent screenshot taken after its set up reveals that there’s nonetheless room for 5 extra:
5 extra! 5 thriller characters in a preferred first-party Nintendo sport! You recognize what meaning, everybody. It means it’s time for hypothesis.
Whereas the collection beforehand appreciated to maintain issues within the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario Kart 8’s updates have slowly launched characters from different Nintendo franchises, starting from Zelda to Splatoon. Which means these 5 characters may, in true Smash Bros. trend, be coming from wherever.
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Possibly it’ll be somebody new, however anticipated. Samus is an apparent selection right here, particularly as a automobile primarily based on her ship can be such an apparent combo (and a Metroid-themed course would additionally kick ass).
Possibly it’ll be a special tackle an present character. There are a number of Marios right here…is there room for a second Hyperlink? A Wind Waker Hyperlink, maybe? If it’s ok for Tremendous Smash Bros. Final, it’s ok for Mario Kart 8.
It may, nevertheless, be another person. Nintendo has a protracted, lengthy historical past, in spite of everything. It’s a little bit bizarre that characters from F-Zero, a Nintendo collection about racing automobiles, aren’t featured right here in Mario Kart 8, a Nintendo sport about racing automobiles. Captain Falcon would slot proper in, particularly since there’s already an F-Zero course (and car!) within the sport.
Possibly it’s time for some Pikmin? Punch-Out? Is Arms too obscure a reference in 2023? Possibly the area is being left for the film variations of some well-known Mario characters?
Possibly you must take over now. Nintendo-related hypothesis is tough work.