I wasn't really sure or keen when MK8 on Wii U went down this new route of including Animal Crossing / Zelda characters. While the 4 new cups and 16 new tracks were welcome, don't get me wrong it added much more content and depth, it did feel it diluted the Mario Kart theme and traditions.
Now with Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon characters and tracks are included in addition to Animal Crossing and Zelda. Is this a good thing?
I don't think I welcome this crossover, as there is no need for it. The Mushroom Kingdom has endless amounts of characters, and track possibilities. No need to start bringing other game series into things?
It is ruining MK traditions, and themes for me personally. Just me or anyone else feeling the same? Are we going to now see Mario Kart characters and maps appearing in Splatoon? I hope not...