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The Mario Kart franchise has always been about racing with characters from the Mario universe — until now. With two upcoming downloadable content packs, Mario Kart 8 players will be able to add The…
I’m simultaneously ecstatic and absolutely livid with this news.
I love the idea of being able to race as Isabelle (though the thought of Link on a motorized vehicle seems too odd to me) and all, but what has me so upset about this news is the fact that Nintendo would sooner bring in characters that are not local to the Mario world before they bring in more in-house characters to which they have plenty of.
One character in particular comes to mind on who they could have brought in from the Mario-verse: Mona. Mona is practically made for this type of game, and I’ve been waiting a very long time for the opportunity to be able to race as Mona in a Mario Kart title. I would choose her in a bloody heartbeat, and I’m certainly not the only one. And since they already have the option to race as either Wario or Waluigi, why not include other characters from their Mario-verse spin-off series as well?
But no, we just can’t have that. Instead, lets go ahead and toss characters like Isabelle and Link in before those other Mario/Wario characters ever see the light of day in a Mario title meant for said characters.
Aside from being able to play as cute little Isabelle, the only other plus-side to this news is that they are clearly willing to put out DLC packs for more racers, vehicles, and race-tracks for people to enjoy. So maybe, just maybe, there’s still some hope hanging there for characters like Mona to show up in Mario Kart 8.
This Shonen Jump scan reveals that Bravely Default's heroine will return for the 3DS sequel. Along with the beautiful but oddly posed artwork of Agnès, we get a few tiny screenshots and a preview of job outfits for the follow-up's new main character Magnolia Arch. Thanks to @kazu4281 (via @Cheesemeister3k) for the scan!