Is Mario Kart 8 getting extra characters as DLC?

It’s only a rumour so far, but this interesting picture of an expanded Mario Kart 8 roster has been circulating online recently.  It features Diddy Kong, Birdo, Kamek and Plessie (the latter is from Mario 3D World) as playable alongside the existing game’s cast, hinting at a Nintendo E3 announcement of downloadable content featuring more characters for the game.  Here’s the picture:

Mario Kart 8 DLC

As you can see, it features quite the cast of characters. And it looks pretty realistic too, what with the quality of the icons and the level of detail in the picture.  But what do you think?  Is this a screenshot of an upcoming piece of DLC for Mario Kart 8, complete with new characters?  Or another ingenius fake uploaded online to cause controversy mere days before Nintendo’s E3 presentation?

5 thoughts on “Is Mario Kart 8 getting extra characters as DLC?”

  1. It’s also featuring E Gadd, but I guess the creator said it’s fake 🙁 too bad though as this would fix any issues I have with the roster. (Or at least have me ignore them more)

  2. Has to be fake. Diddy Kong, Birdo, Kamek, yeah, I could see why Nintendo would put them in a game.

    E Gadd (Love Luigi’s Mansion tho) and Plessie? Yeah that makes no sense.

    1. Actually, E. Gadd was planned for Mario Kart DS and was scrapped in place of Dry Bones.

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