Nintendo is in desperate need of a big release for its system over the coming months. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was a fantastic platformer, but to go from that to a three month empty gap is somewhat of a kick in the gut for Wii U owners. Enter Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo’s big push for the first half of 2014. This is no more evident than with the news that there will be a limited edition for the game for those willing to shell a little extra.
The limited edition comes with a copy of the game along with an attractive Spiny Shell statue. GAME are currently offering this package for £59.99 with more retailers expected to follow suit. Whatsmore, certain retailers will also add one of three Mario Kart 8 themed keyrings to the bundle – golden mushroom, Bullet Bill or red shell. The Golden Dash Mushroom keyring will come with pre-orders from Very and Littlewoods, while the Bullet Bill keyring will be included with pre-orders from Grainger Games, Game Centre, 365 Games (online only), Game Seek (online only), Base.com (online only), Playtime, The Games Exchange, That Game Shop, Gamescene, Xpress Games. Nintendo themselves will offer the red shell keyring along with a Bullet Bill t-shirt via their own online store.
Will you be picking up the limited edition version of Mario Kart 8?
Mario Kart 8 is due for release exclusively on Wii U May 30th.