The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8
The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 is one of three downloadable content packs available for Mario Kart 8, the others being Mercedes-Benz × Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8. It was released on November 13, 2014. This is the first time classic courses and new courses are combined into cups.
These characters, once obtained, may appear as computer racers. Additionally, in online races, players that have not purchased the pack can see other players use these characters. All 3 of these characters make their playable debut in the Mario Kart series through this pack. In addition, Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach, despite being forms of their respective base characters, are considered separate from them in this game and take up different locations on the character select screen.
- Tanooki Mario - Mario powered up by a Super Leaf. This form was first seen in Super Mario Bros. 3. His horn is the cape sound effect from Super Mario World.
- Cat Peach - Princess Peach powered up by a Super Bell. This form was first seen in Super Mario 3D World.
- Link - The main protagonist of the The Legend of Zelda series. This Link is the "Hero of the Skies" from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
- Blue Falcon - A kart based on one of many vehicles that appear in the F-Zero series. It previously appeared as an unlockable kart in Mario Kart Wii.
- B Dasher - A kart that previously appeared in Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart 7, and is Mario's first kart in the former.
- Master Cycle - A bike based on Epona from the The Legend of Zelda series.
- Tanooki Kart - A kart that resembles a Jeep Wrangler. The spare tire on the back is colored to look like a Tanooki tail and has a small metal Tanooki Leaf in the middle.
- Triforce Tires - A set of tires based on the The Legend of Zelda series.
- Hylian Kite - A glider based on the The Legend of Zelda series.
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:
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- Scammell, David (November 6, 2014). "Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack releases November 13". VideoGamer. Retrieved December 17, 2022. (Archived December 17, 2022, 22:51:15 UTC via Wayback Machine.)