Drivers, gear up your engines because a new Mario Kart 8 update is coming! On August 27th a small collection of features will arrive in Mario Kart 8, led by the free Mercedes-Benz DLC that will add a set of brand new karts to the game, based on actual Mercedes cars.
Alongside the Mercedes-Benz DLC, the update will add the option to display the track map on your TV screen, a new statistic screen to track your achievements and coin collection, changing the options of Mario Kart TV so you can select the focus of the highlight reels, and changing the after-race menu so the first option is ‘Next Race’ instead of “Watch Highlights Reel”. The game will also now remember your last kart customisation, even if your Wii U has been turned off since you last played. All really quite useful changes, we think you’ll agree!