Nintendo has announced a new update to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which adds some Zelda content from Link's latest adventure to his Mario Kart races. Here are the patch notes, for version 1.6.0:
- New character added: Link (Champion's Tunic)
- New vehicle added: Master Cycle Zero
- New tires added: Ancient Tires
- New glider added: Paraglider
The content here comes from Breath of the Wild. Link's blue Champion Outfit is as close to a canon outfit as you can get in a game that lets you change clothes on the fly. The Master Cycle, introduced in the Champion of the Ballads DLC, is Link's motorcycle, making a natural fit for the Mario Kart series.
A new update to #MarioKart 8 Deluxe is available now for #NintendoSwitch! Race like a champion with the Master Cycle Zero and Champion’s Tunic Link from The Legend of #Zelda: Breath of the Wild! This update also includes the Ancient Tires and the Paraglider parts! pic.twitter.com/cpxwRpdhcB— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 20, 2018