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Mario Kart 8 To Receive Blistering 200cc Class In Free Update

by Brian Shea on Apr 01, 2015 at 01:08 PM

Mario Kart 8 will be introducing a new class to the franchise through a free update later this month. The update, which launches on April 23, will add a new high speed class to the experience: 200cc.

Ever since the series debuted in 1992 on Super NES, the Mario Kart franchise has capped at 150cc, which to this point has served as the ultimate challenge for hardened Mario Karters. With this new update, players will be able to test themselves even further with speeds not seen in the series to this point.

The free update is set to be made available on April 23 alongside the premium Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. The update also adds more Mii racing suits, including Sonic, Mega Man, and Pac-Man, which are unlocked through tapping the corresponding Amiibo figure on the GamePad.