Mario Kart 8 Bundle Details Revealed

Mario Kart 8 Bundle

Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Bundle

Nintendo has revealed the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition bundle, available on the game’s May 30th launch date for Wii U, including the iconic Mario Kart ‘Spiny Shell’ reimagined as a collector’s item complete with stand. Nintendo also revealed a promotion offering money off Mario Kart 8 when Super Mario Kart is purchased for the Wii U Virtual Console, and keyring rewards for pre-ordering the latest iteration of the popular racing game.

The Spiny Shell is the weapon that flies straight for the player in the lead and explodes with huge blue shockwaves. It's can make a huge difference in a race.

The Spiny Shell flies straight for the player in the lead and explodes with huge blue shockwaves. It can make a huge difference in a race.

The Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition bundle draws on the illustrious and storied history of the Mario Kart franchise, containing a copy of the Mario Kart 8 software alongside a mounted replica of the series’ iconic Spiny Shell. The unique collector’s edition Spiny Shell comes complete with a black and transparent stand for displaying the unique collectible.

The bundle is available to pre-order right now from the Nintendo UK Online Store and at retailers across the country. Customers who’ve already pre-ordered the game can upgrade to the Limited Edition bundle while stocks last.

Nintendo have also revealed an added extra for customers who pre-order. Whether pre-ordering the standalone game, or the Mario Kart 8 bundle, players can claim a Mario Kart-themed keyring reward from certain retailers across the UK. For example, pre-ordering from Littlewoods or Very will get player a Golden Dash Mushroom keyring, whilst pre-ordering from an independent store, like Grainger Games, will receive a Bullet Bill keyring.

The main UK games retailer, GAME, is already offering a Wii U Super Mario Kart Racing Wheel for customers who pre-order the title.

Below is a trailer for the Limited Edition Bundle:

Super Mario Kart Returns!

The other promotion announced by Nintendo was a special offer for customers who purchase Super Mario Kart when it is re-released for Wii U Virtual Console on 27th March.

A Super Nintendo classic, Super Mario Kart launched the Mario Kart franchise and achieved huge popularity and impressive reviews when it was originally released in 1992.

Super Mario Kart will cost £5.49 on its release, but as an added incentive, players who purchase Super Mario Kart will receive a £5.49 discount on Mario Kart 8 as long as they purchase it on the same console by 30th June. This basically means players can get Super Mario Kart for free!

Mario Kart 8 will be released for the Wii U on May 30th in the UK and US. alongside the Limited Edition bundle. Both are available to pre-order right now.

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