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Champion Link and Master Cycle Zero Come to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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One of the most exciting moments of last year’s Game Awards was when Nintendo revealed the second Breath of the Wild DLC pack with Link, one of the most reserved and silent protagonists in video game history, riding a motorcycle–the Master Cycle Zero, to be specific. And then they dropped a bombshell and released the expansion that night, sending everyone in a sprint to the eShop to download the extra content before the servers broke. In hind-sight, even though BotW’s second expansion may not have been as masterful and ground-breaking as the initial game was, that little bike sure did deliver— it felt fantastic to cruise around the fields of Central Hyrule or zip down the Hebra Mountains in a Harley Davidson. At least, it sure beat riding around in those pesky old horses…

Is any of this bringing back six-month-old nostalgia for you? Well, if you couldn’t get enough of the Master Cycle Zero in Breath of The Wild, and you own a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, then you’re in luck! Just recently, Nintendo brought a free update to Mario Kart that not only adds in Breath of The Wild Link as a playable skin of regular Link but brings with it the legendary Master Cycle Zero from Breath’s second expansion. Here’s some footage of Link in and the Master Cycle in action:

It’s especially neat that instead of pulling out the Master Sword after a jump, Champion Link wields one of the guardian stalker’s ancient swords. It’s the little details!

While the benefits from this updated are entirely cosmetic, it’s always neat to see Nintendo constantly supporting their games, even more than a year after launch. What do you think? Do you plan on playing as Champion Link in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or were you hoping for something a little more substantial? Be sure to let us know!

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