'Mario Kart 8' DLC release date rumor: Nintendo Twitter post hints of next DLC release


Nintendo has recently hinted of the existence of what might possibly be the next post release content in the latest installment to the “Mario Kart” go-kart style racing video game series, “Mario Kart 8.”

The game and console developer giant’s European branch recently made a post on its official Nintendo of Europe Twitter account, where it informed its followers that “good things come to those who wait.” The post was accompanied by the hashtag “#MK8,” suggesting that the hint might very well be for the “Mario Kart 8” video game.

The post featured a screenshot of the “Kalimari Desert” race track from the 1996 installment of the “Mario Kart” series to the Nintendo 64, “Mario Kart 64.” The Kalimari Desert race track was previously featured in the game’s predecessor, “Mario Kart 7,” although it was conspicuously absent among the list of stages for “Mario Kart 8” which might mean that the image hints at the “Kalimari Desert” race track being released for the game in the future.

The post’s date is also a subject of interest; as it was just made barely a week before this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which will begin on June 14. Nintendo previously claimed that the company’s presentation at the event will focus solely on the upcoming new installment in the “Legend of Zelda” series for the Wii U platform.

However, Nintendo then changed its tone right around the time its European branch made the Twitter post, announcing that it will also feature a host of other games during its E3 2016 presentation aside from the “Legend of Zelda” game.

According to the company, it will also present the new “Pokemon” games; “Pokemon Sun,” “Pokemon Moon,” mobile game “Pokemon GO,” “Monster Hunter Generations,” the localization of the “Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past” remake, and the “Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE” crossover game.”

Though the “Mario Kart 8” title is suspiciously absent, it is not too farfetched to speculate that it might be featured at some point considering this sudden announcement.