Aug 26th, 2014


Nintendo has announced that the online portion of Mario Kart 8 will be offline for maintenance tomorrow, August 27. The leaderboards and rankings will be impacted as Nintendo prepares an update for the game, including the arrival of the free Mercedes DLC. This new DLC includes three cars that are part of a promotional deal originally penned between Mercedes and Nintendo for release in Japan.

Here’s the various times the game will be down for those across the globe:

  • USA PST – 11:30pm to 1am
  • USA EST – 2:30am to 4am
  • UK – 7:50am to 9am
  • Europe – 8:30am to 10am
  • Japan – 3:30pm to 5pm

Are you excited to see the three new cars offered by the Mercedes DLC?

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  • Shy_Guy

    Can’t wait 🙂

  • Milky Bacons

    So hype! So amazing! Can’t Wait!

  • Sdudyoy

    I wonder what fixes there will be?

  • Googs

    I’m more excited about all the other updates rather than the Mercedes cars.

    • Merry_Blind


  • Jeremy Baker

    Yay. I hope we can play multiplayer where 1st player just gets the gamepad and 2nd player gets the tv. #No more split screen

    • Merry_Blind

      That would be so amazing.

    • Rinslowe

      One feature that Nintendo should have just made available at launch. When and if they do get around to this one, is anyone’s guess. But quite certain it isn’t included this time.

      • Merry_Blind

        Agreed. I was hoping for 5-players local multiplayer, with the GamePad, but the least they could have done is a 2 screens 2-player mode. Having the TV image just mirrored on the GamePad screen is just lazy.

        • Tantalum

          I agree, although if there was 5-player multiplayer it would drastically affect the frame rate as seen with Sonic All Stars

          • Merry_Blind

            Well obviously they would have to lower the graphics to accomodate another screen, no reasons to lower the framerate lower than 30fps though. Framerate issues with Sonic All-Stars is just incompetence on SEGA’s part.

    • poophead

      Ohh yeah that’d be great! And 5 players with 4 on the TV screen and 1 on the Gamepad like Sonic All-Stars Racing and Nintendo Land

    • Sdudyoy

      I find it sad that Sega’s Sonic all stars racing transformed had that feature and it was a port, I think one of the COD’s had that too, but I’m not familiar with those games, but if other company’s can support the gamepad better than Nintendo that’s kinda sad.

      • steveb944

        Both COD titles have two player multi screen. But 3-4 it splits the TV only, no pad.

        I think for MK 2 player is reasonable with the quick gameplay and great graphics.

  • Rinslowe

    Actually more looking forward to the additional changes made. Kart customisation memory, greater flexibility in downloaded highlight customisation and stats.

    • aldo2410

      on screen map is what I really want

      • Rinslowe

        Yeah I purposefully missed that one out. I just don’t need it cluttering up my screen space, so pass.

  • MewtwoWillBeBack

    they will add BMW

  • Guest

    On a further update:

  • Will.F. Martinez

    I hope they get rid of the split screen and just separate gamepad screen and TV screen when it comes to multi-player

  • Leonel

    It wmbe awesome if they give us more then just the Mercedes dlc maybe thrown in a stage based on an actual world os something like that

  • CydeFxt

    I’m looking forward to power sliding with a classic Benz.

  • marks

    But mercedes benz is a german nazi company :'((

    • Michael Legault

      I think you are confusing them with Volkswagen, which got it’s start in Nazi Germany

  • Christian Schoff

    Not excited per se but I will be trying them all out to see how they handle.

  • Anything about Battle Mode arenas?

    • Merry_Blind

      Good question.

  • MewtwoWillBeBack
  • great deku tree

    hmmm am I the only one that doesn’t like the Mercedes DLC? the cars just seem really out of place to me.

    sure it’s free so there’s much reason to be against it….just not use the vehicles. nevertheless I’d have preferred DLC characters like diddy kong along with some new karts and kart parts.

  • Cry_Zero

    I dont get why i cant make my own design or symbol like i could in mario kart ds… I want to paint a batman sYmbol onto my bike 🙁

  • jhell

    hay nintendo fix the gamepad connection problem

    • How can Nintendo fix that? Don’t have inference between the Wii U and Gamepad…

      • jhell

        the gamepad need to have a update for this

  • Miles “Tails” Prower

    Im really glad they are bringing back the on screen map.

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    Wow, i think im the only one liking the DLC content lol, ofc its ugly, but what the heck , atleast its free content, and 2 of 3 of the new mercedes cars are actually preatty cool and neat looking, the modern mecedes kinda looks weird ngl, but still i like them 🙂

  • Krzysztof
  • Justinr

    Yeah why isn’t wii u daily talking about the 2 huge content packs coming to this game??????? I mean new tracks, f zero karts, 4 brand new cups!??! I can be link!

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog
  • Justinr

    Why isn’t the 2 huge content packs being discussed? Link, tanooki mario, 4 brand new cups?!

  • AsianDude2o9

    New Mario Kart 8 DLC coming this november

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog
      • AsianDude2o9


        • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog


          • mr_splooge69

            but it wasnt announced for na

          • To think it wouldn’t come would be stupid. It was Nintendo UK that revealed it, if it was Japan you could say that, but UK never gets anything that North America doesn’t. Excluding Pre-Order bonuses. Its a digital download over the internet, the entire world will get it.

          • Arthur Jarret

            UK got Disaster day of crisis, though 😛

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            They Didn’t Just Yet.

    • Epic.

    • kevin nun—-

      Two packs, one in November and other on May 2014 I believe. Each pack has 3 characters, 8 new tracks, and 4 new vehicles. Each individual packs for $8.00 or $12.00 for both. Why is WiiU Daily not reporting this lol.

  • bakedapplepie

    Link is a great addition too Mario Kart 8, a character that should have been there awhile ago. I can’t wait too play… MORE!

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog
    • Strongly disagree. Now there is no more Mario Kart. Nintendo literally killed off Mario Kart as a franchise by adding non Mario characters in it. From now on it has to be Nintendo Kart. Damn shame. Link, Isabelle, and Villager do not belong. And Zelda is my favorite franchise, but I HATE crossovers. Link does not belong. Though the new cups, courses, vehicles are all great.

      • bakedapplepie

        I understand where your coming from and kind of agree with you. But with the massive popularity of Smash Bros. I think this move was inevitable.
        Also Mario Kart 8 sale’s will have a nice spike when in three months this first DLC is released, and then again in May 2015 keeping it fresh and on the consumer’s mind.

        • I don’t have a problem with keeping it fresh, but I find it strange that Dry Bowser is in before Dry Bones…Also at this point I wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo add’s Baby Link next…

  • AM Real

    Sooo….did anyone else see this…
    It’s pretty amazing.

  • Guest

    Dlc cat suit peach , link , tanooki mario, retro tracks

  • mr.mariokart

    Mario kart 8 dlc tanooki mario , animal crossing, link, retro tracks , cat peach,

  • Saul Rivera

    I thought the update was for today..not tomorrow…Nintendo is not good with dates it seems…..reminds me of Club Nintendo changing their reward dates right when it’s supposed to change to another extra week…

    • Pokemon Announcement was today, MK8 is tomorrow, at like 3am. Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 is out tomorrow. It’s a good week.

  • iamserious


    • Wrong, only 8 of those 16 courses will be by the end of the year, the other 8 are May 2015.

      • iamserious

        May!?! That’s so far away!

    • Weirdass Javii XD

      8 track this year 8 tracks next year

  • zoohero
  • andy cadle

    Or in other news: MK8 will be getting DLC content in November- Link will be a playable racer, Captain Falcons blue falcon will be a raceable vehicle and there will be new courses (as well as other new racers/vehicles)

  • perpetualentropy

    UPDATE! you guys probably all know this but i just got word mario kart dlc in november includes: link villiager tanooki mario cat peach dry bowser fzero car and 24 new stages i know that sounds crazy but its true!!! yayyyy

    • perpetualentropy

      my source was wrong it said 24 tracks and in nov

    • Weirdass Javii XD

      Wrong November= Link, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Peach with fzero car and 3 more cars and 8 Courses 🙂

      • perpetualentropy

        yea i know when it first came out my source was wrong first one in november but man that excite bike track wow

  • perpetualentropy

    oh you guys know already

  • perpetualentropy

    i dont get why people are complaining this is awsome and it brings me closer to what i wanted all along nintendo kart! then thell have a fighter w all characters a racer w all characters and they need to make an rpg w all characters all using amiibo

  • perpetualentropy

    i just had a nintendogasm

    • Weirdass Javii XD

      Sucks we have to pay tho

      • perpetualentropy

        yea but seven bucks man i think its def worth it im more concered about my space i shoulda got a hard drive a while ago i have to delete stuff

  • perpetualentropy that exite bike level looks pretty cool fzero too

  • perpetualentropy

    i wonder what kind of zelda tracks therll be like maybe hyrule going into a dungeon passed lake hylia and up death mountain yayyy

  • perpetualentropy wow sorry im so excited im grinding my teeth pissing my pants and crying nails turn to bone YAYYYY

    • perpetualentropy

      o that pic got a zelda track in it looks like faron woods

  • Oh my god WiiU daily. You haven’t posted the HUGE MK8 DLC news yet? Rename yourself into WiiU Yesterdaily. IMMEDIATELY. It’s awesome.

  • allvalve

    Having an F-Zero track is just a tease! I think it pretty much scuppers any chance of a new F-zero game on Wii U. Shame, they probably could have put it together really quickly using the MK8 engine.

  • Rinslowe

    Nov is the date people! Kart is gearing up to be a “killer” working up to the holiday season. With new characters, new vehicles and new tracks. This is worthy DLC. I’m pretty hyped for the new tracks especially. But hey, this free DLC is pretty alright too, imo…
    How is Mario Kart opening up a bad thing? It fits perfectly with their Amiibo initiative. So why not…