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One of the new tracks included with the upcoming downloadable expansion for Mario Kart 8 is based off of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System racing title Excitebike.  All of the little touches are there based off of a new trailer that showcases Mario and friends racing on the familiar ramps, slogging through mud pits, and zipping along to a remix of the familiar theme music.  What's especially interesting to me is that this new track is essentially a modernized update of an obscure Super Famicom racing game that mixed Mario with the classic Excitebike formula.  I wonder if this new Mario Kart track will dive deep into Nintendo history with a specific reference to Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium and, if so, how many players will catch it?  We'll find out when this DLC pack launches in November.