Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8

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Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8
Poster of Mario Kart 8's second DLC, Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8
Game Mario Kart 8
Platform(s) Wii U
Pricing Standalone:
Japan ¥800
USA US$7.99
UK £7.00
Europe €8.00
Russia 319 ₽
Australia AU$10.00
NZ NZ$14.00
Japan ¥1200
USA US$11.99
UK £11.00
Europe €12.00
Russia 479 ₽
Australia AU$16.00
NZ NZ$20.00
Release date Japan April 23, 2015[1]
Mexico April 23, 2015[1]
USA April 23, 2015[1]
Europe April 23, 2015[1]
Australia April 23, 2015[1]
Removal date March 27, 2023
Language(s) English (United Kingdom)
English (United States)
French (France)
French (Canada)
Spanish (Spain)
Spanish (Latin America)
Portuguese (Portugal)
Content Courses from previous Mario Kart games, new characters, kart parts, and courses, and Yoshi and Shy Guy variants
Related Mercedes-Benz × Mario Kart 8
The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8

Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 (called Animal Crossing: New Leaf × Mario Kart 8 up to November 2014) is one of three downloadable content packs available for Mario Kart 8, the others being Mercedes-Benz × Mario Kart 8 and The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8. Originally scheduled for release in May of 2015, it was later pulled ahead to an earlier release date of April 23, 2015.[1]

The re-release of Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Switch as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe contains all of the previously released DLC for Mario Kart 8 in the base game, including this pack.


Full view of the 2nd MK8 DLC pack, Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8.
An overview of the contents of the pack

Like The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8, this pack contains three new characters, four new vehicles (2 karts, a bike, and an ATV), a new set of tires, a new glider, and two new cups with four courses each.


These characters may appear as CPU racers when the DLC has been bought. Additionally, in online races, players that have not purchased the pack can see other players use these characters.

Kart parts[edit]


Crossing Cup icon, from Mario Kart 8.
Crossing Cup
Bell Cup icon, from Mario Kart 8.
Bell Cup
GCN Baby Park
3DS Neo Bowser City
3DS Koopa City
GBA Cheese Land
GBA Ribbon Road
Wild Woods
Super Bell Subway
Animal Crossing
Big Blue

Bonus content[edit]

If both The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 were purchased, either separately or as a bundle, the player instantly received eight new color swaps of both Yoshi and Shy Guy. Neither Yoshi nor Shy Guy appear as computer racers in these alternate colors. The following colors were included:

  • Yoshi: Red YoshiBlue YoshiLight-blue YoshiYellow YoshiPink YoshiBlack YoshiWhite YoshiOrange Yoshi
  • Shy Guy: Green Shy GuyBlue Shy GuyLight-blue Shy GuyYellow Shy GuyPink Shy GuyBlack Shy Guy iconWhite Shy Guy iconOrange Shy Guy


  1. ^ a b c d e f Sarkar, Samit (April 1, 2015). Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing DLC arrives early on April 23. Polygon. Retrieved January 2, 2023. (Archived April 3, 2015, 02:12:36 UTC via Wayback Machine.)