Posted on October 16 2014 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Have you been dreaming of a steam punk world? How about an even faster travel method than Epona? It appears that Eiji Aonuma likes the Master Cycle in Mario Kart 8 so much that he wants to implement it into a game he is working on (which we all know right now is Zelda U). While this initially seems like a silly notion, this is the series that has had magical talking sail boats, a steam boat, and even a train. Add on that the series has lasers and other mystical (and mechanical) elements, it may not be as out of place as one would think. Here is what Eiji Aonuma had to say on Miiverse when talking about the Master Cycle:
“Hello everyone. This is Eiji Aonuma from Nintendo.
The other day, I gave you all a sneak peek of Epona, which is a weapon included in a DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors. Today, I would like to introduce another one of Link’s “rides” which will be included in the Mario Kart 8 The Legend of Zelda DLC Pack along with Link…the Master Cycle.
As you can see in this picture, the Master Cycle is designed after a horse, so it’s literally a horse of steel. (The Hylian Shield even looks like the cowling too.)
You can use many different types of bikes in Mario Kart 8, but this Master Cycle has a design that characters ride leaning forward, allowing you to make sharp turns on the course.
Also, this bike is designed a little bigger compared to other bikes, so you’ll definitely leave an impression on the track when you race with it.
The development team showed me how the Master Cycle races on the track, and I was overwhelmed by how great it looked. (It looked so cool that I also want it to appear in games I work on.)
Along with the first Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack, The Legend of Zelda Pack planned for release in November, you can also advance purchase the second DLC Pack, the Animal Crossing Pack either separately or together with the first pack in a bundle. Please check out Nintendo eShop or the in-game shop if you’re interested in this content (a software update is required in order to access the DLC content).
I hope you’ll look forward to seeing Link take a leap outside of the world of Hyrule and making his karting debut!”
What do you think? Would you like to see the cycle appear in Zelda U?