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Theme support is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in the upcoming 2.0 and 3.30 firmware updates, Sony announced at its pre-TGS PlayStation press conference in Japan today.

The long awaited feature was demoed during the conference with a theme featuring classic PlayStation mascots, including Toro the PlayStation cat.

While Sony didn’t detail exactly how much customisation would be available to PS4 and Vita owners via themes, PlayStation EU community manager Chris Owen later confirmed via Twitter that PS4 themes would be distributed via the PlayStation Store.

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UPDATE: Nintendo provided additional details for this Mario Kart update, which will be coming to the US as well.

Each DLC pack will cost $ 7.99 individually or $ 12.99 if you buy them together. And you’ll be able to pre-order both packs starting tonight with v 2.0 update to the game.

If you pre-purchase both backs, you’ll have immediate access to both the multi-colored Yoshis and Shy Guys. Though if you want to wait for any reason, the additional color options for those characters will unlock after you purchase the second pack.

A few of the new tracks you might notice from the images below are:

  • F-Zero track
  • Excitebike track
  • Animal Crossing track
  • Wario’s Wood track

We don’t have details for the tracks and karts not revealed by the images below, but Nintendo stated that this DLC will not include additional items, abilities, or multiplayer modes.

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Mario Kart 8 is getting some substantial downloadable content starting in November. New characters, tracks, and karts will be added to the game featuring content from many of Nintendo’s other franchises, including The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, and Animal Crossing.

This content will come in the form of two DLC packs, which will include:

  • 3 new characters
  • 4 new vehicles
  • 8 new courses (some new, and some old)

Some of the new tracks will be set in Zelda and Animal Crossing locales, while Mario Kart Wii level Wario’s Gold Mine makes a return.

The first of the two packs–The Legend of Zelda pack, coming this November–will include Link, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Peach as characters. The DLC will also include the Blue Falcon from F-Zero as a drivable kart as well as three additional unrevealed karts.

The second pack–the Animal Crossing pack, coming in May 2015–includes the Villager, Isabelle, and Dry Bowser. Nintendo did not reveal karts for this second pack. By buying both packs, which will be available individually for 7.00 GBP or in a bundle, you’ll also get eight different colors for Yoshi and eight different colors for Shy Guy.

Details on the packs were posted to the Nintendo UK online store here and here earlier today. An image for the Zelda pack appears to show Excitebike and F-Zero levels, while the other pack shows off a new, Animal Crossing-themed stage.

We’ll update this story with more details as they’re available, but which of this content are you most excited to try? Are you happy to see Mario Kart supported with such extensive DLC? Let us know in the comments below.

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The Sons of Anarchy video game currently in development will be released for tablet devices, not consoles, says Kurt Sutter, creator of the FX biker drama. This is a departure from a previous trajectory for the game. In May 2012, Sutter said he scrapped plans for a browser-based Sons of Anarchy game in favor of a “real” title for consoles. At the time, he said making the game for consoles would “take a while, but it’s the right way to go.” This statement, however, was made before issues began to emerge with the game.

On Friday during his TwinGalaxies YouTube show, “Kurt Sutter’s Intercourse,” Sutter said the currently untitled Sons of Anarchy game will be a “very high-end tablet game.” He says he’s seen a demo of the game in action and it is shaping up to be “really f***ing awesome.” This is the second time Sutter has described the upcoming game as “f***ing awesome.”

The Sons of Anarchy game should be released in October or sometime this fall. He adds that he might reveal more information about the game, like its working title and maybe some screenshots, during this Friday’s episode of Kurt Sutter’s Intercourse.

As for why he couldn’t share more details about the game right away, Sutter says, “I don’t have a lot of specifics because we have pieces of the game that have to sort of fall together in terms of the launch of it.”

Presumably, the Sons of Anarchy game will tie into the show’s story in some way. It’s also unclear which studio is handling development on the game, which must be wrapping up, as fall 2014 is quickly closing in.

Regarding his own personal interests in video games, Sutter says, “I’m a big gamer. I’m sort of old-school, mostly PC.”

Sutter’s attempts to make a Sons of Anarchy game have been well-documented. The game was thought to be “dead” in November 2012, but Sutter revealed in February that the game was back on, and would be a first-person action adventure title. He also teased at the time that this game will represent the “evolution of gaming.”

He previously reached out to Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption studio Rockstar Games to see if the company was interested in making the Sons of Anarchy game. It’s unclear if any discussion between Sutter and Rockstar ever happened.

The seventh and final season of Sons of Anarchy debuts on September 9 at 10 p.m. on FX. The show focuses on a close-knit group of bikers with violent tendencies. It is set in the fictional town of Charming, California, and stars Charlie Hunnam (Green Street Hooligans, Pacific Rim) as the show’s protagonist Jackson “Jax” Teller.

What are you looking for from the upcoming Sons of Anarchy game? Let us know in the comments below!

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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