Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The Add On Content packs include classics like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack.

Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 - Released: November 2014

Pack 1 includes:

3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
4 Vehicles
8 Courses

Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 - Released: May 2015

Pack 2 includes:

3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
4 Vehicles
8 Courses

As a bonus for purchasing both packs - as a bundle or separately - you can get eight different-coloured Yoshi’s and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.

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These wonderful screenshots are from IGN, but the post has been removed. Potential leak/spoilers? Potential Amiibo content? 

Cannot wait!

UPDATE: Turns out it is DLC! Release date: Nov 14!

Cannot cannot wait!

UPDATE of the UPDATE: here’s a link, pun intended, http://store.nintendo.co.uk/wii-u-ddc/the-legend-of-zelda-x-mario-kart-8-aoc-pack-digital-download/10991121.html

There is 2 DLC packs announced. Both with new characters, vehicles and tracks. Frickin’ Isabelle in Mario Kart 8!

Srsly cannot wait.

Speaking of furry companions and reptiles and mental health, I absolutely hate the complete lack of respect for other people’s boundaries that exists in about 90% of dog owners. 

Because any snake keeper out there knows that you are required to respect the boundaries of those around you when it comes to your animals or else you give your animals a bad name. We shouldn’t force our animals onto people who are phobic of them, when the reality is more people who claim phobia are really just ignorant, and there’s not really any room for argument there. This expectation completely goes out the window when the snakes are swapped out for dogs and it’s so absurd because most dog owners will just force their animals on people who are really not comfortable with them or practically bully other people into vacating a public area so their dogs can have the space. You couldn’t get away with that as a snake keeper, or probably any other reptile for that matter. 

I just find it so obnoxious because I love dogs, they’re great, but I hate the whole “culture” that surrounds dog ownership because it usually encourages this complete disregard for the comfort of other people. I have seen full grown adults more or less forcing children and families to vacate public parks because they want to let their dogs run around the area off leash. I used to think that this disregard for other people’s boundaries was just something that was an issue in my community but I’ve actually found that this sort of attitude seems to exist on some level with the vast majority of dog owners I’ve interacted with.  

And snake keepers get this terrible rap simply because our animals are different when so many more of us understand the concept that it’s not cool to forcibly inflict our animals on others??