|April 28, 2017|
|Grand Prix, Time Trials, TBC|
The game has 18 starting characters.
The game has 22 unlockable characters.
The game has 2 DLC packs, each with 4 characters.
This pack is called the Air Ride Pack. It consists of Meta Knight, King Dedede, the Koopalings, and the Axem Rangers. It also includes 7 more colors for Yoshi. It costs $5.99 and will be available on February 31, 2017, exactly one year after the game is released.
This pack is called the Arcade Pack. It consists of Pac-Man, a Space Invader, Dig Dug, and Donkey Kong Jr. It also includes 7 more colors for Shy Guy. It costs $5.99 and will be available on April 31, 2017.
- Even though the logo has Japanese characters in it, this version of Mariokart 9 was only released in America, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being released globally.