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Mario Kart 8 Software Update - August 27

Software update: August 27th 2014

A software update is now available that introduces new features and adjustments to enhance the overall experience. Please start the game while your Wii U console is connected to the internet to update the software. The software version after this update will be 2.0.

Update contents

  • Adds the ability to access the in-game shop and download three free Mercedes-Benz cars: Mercedes-Benz GLA, 300 SL Roadster, and Silver Arrow

  • Adds the ability to display the course map on the TV screen during races

  • Adds "Play Stats" option to the main menu, allowing users to see gameplay statistics such as total number of coins collected, win-loss record in online play, and more

  • Adds the ability to change options of others' Mario Kart TV downloaded highlight reels, such as changing the focus to a new character or event

  • Changes the default menu option after each race to "Next Race", followed by "Watch Highlight Reel"

  • Improves the vehicle selection process and saves the most recent vehicle customisation settings that were selected, even if the Wii U console is powered down between play sessions

  • Improves stability of connection in online play to enhance the user experience

  • Increases the maximum attainable Player Rating and Battle Rating from 9999 to 99999

  • Introduces additional enhancements to improve the user's experience and enjoyment

Additional information

Downloading updates will not affect any of your saved data.

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