Baby Park Returning to Mario Kart?

Mario Kart 8 DLC TracksWe’re just a few days away from the release of DLC pack two for Mario Kart 8 on Wii U. One enterprising user was able to get a hold of data within the game’s file system and it showed them a list of the game’s tracks. What was interesting was that the data associated with the first pack of DLC showed not only the 8 tracks that were released with that pack, but also entries for five other tracks. In the picture above you can see those listed. The top half shows all of the tracks that were added. The bottom half has info on the other five. Among that information for tracks not released is Neo Bowser City from the 3DS version of Mario Kart 7 and Baby Park. There is also information for what appears to be three original tracks. One of them is the new Animal Crossing track. The other two are unknown at this point.

Does this signal the return of my favorite track of all-time, Baby Park? I hope so. It was re-released on the DS version of Mario Kart, but it would not be the first track re-released for a second time. The SNES version of Rainbow Road has been released twice at this point as DLC. What do the other two new tracks that show up signify? My guess is some Toad Highway style track that takes place in a city and another track buried deep in a forest, maybe the Forest of Illusion from Super Mario Bros. 3?

DLC Pack 2 for Mario Kart 8 is set for release on April 23rd. It also includes three new characters, Isabella and Villager from Animal Crossing and Dry Bowser. There will also be some new vehicles and eight tracks released.

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