Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s next wave of DLC courses is coming to Nintendo Switch on July 12. Wave 5 of the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will add an all-new track, Squeaky Clean Sprint, and three new drivers to the playable roster: Petey Piranha, Wiggler, and Kamek.
Petey Piranha previously appeared in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, while Wiggler was last seen behind the wheel in Mario Kart 7. Kamek, a Magikoopa, is playable in Mario Kart Tour, but he was previously planned for Mario Kart 64, before being swapped out in favor of Donkey Kong. Nintendo still has a handful of candidates who can join the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe roster in future DLC.
The new course Squeaky Clean Sprint sends players into a suds-filled bathroom, where miniature racers will drive across a slippery tile floor, through a bathtub, and tracks made of towels.
The previous wave of courses for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe dropped in March, bringing a brand-new course, Yoshi’s Island, and a returning racer, Birdo, to the Switch game. The sixth and final wave of course is due by the end of 2023.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Booster Course Pass costs $24.99 and can be purchased from the Nintendo eShop. The pass also comes included in the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack which costs $49.99 a year for an individual, or $79.99 a year for a family plan.
According to Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the Switch’s best-selling game of all time, with more than 53 million copies sold as of March 31, 2023.
Update (July 6): This story has been updated with new details, including the release date of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 5 DLC. The eight courses being added alongside new drivers Petey Piranha, Wiggler, and Kamek are:
- Koopa Cape (Mario Kart Wii)
- Los Angeles Laps (Mario Kart Tour)
- Moonview Highway (Mario Kart Wii)
- Squeaky Clean Sprint (New)
- Athens Dash (Mario Kart Tour)
- Daisy Cruiser (Mario Kart Double Dash!!)
- Sunset Wilds (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
- Vancouver Velocity (Mario Kart Tour)