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‘Mario Kart 8′ Informational Video Released

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Mario fans only have one more month to wait until Mario Kart 8 hits the stores, and to get them even more pumped, Nintendo released a Nintendo Direct video.

The video covers some exciting news, including word of a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle, new characters and items, a free downloadable game offer for Wii U owners who buy Mario Kart 8 and more.

“Everyone loves Mario Kart,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “It’s a franchise that brings people together for fun at a family gathering, a frenzied race against friends or just an afternoon break at the office. The numerous new features of Mario Kart 8 make this the most ambitious version yet, and one that will have players of all skill levels racing for the checkered flag.”

The exclusive Mario Kart 8 bundle will include a Wii U Deluxe Set System, a red Mario Wii wheel accessory, a red Mario Wii Remote Plus controller and the Mario Kart 8 game.

The video also stated that those who buy the game and register with Club Nintendo before July 31 will receive a Nintendo eShop download code for an addition Wii U game. Players can choose from New Super Mario Bros. U, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker 3, Pikmin 3 and Wii Party U.

Mario Kart 8 will also feature a few new players, including Pink Gold Peach, Metal Mario, Baby Rosalina and other baby characters.

A few new items have also been added to each player’s arsenal, such as the Blue Spiny Shell, Super Horn and the Crazy 8.

Mario Kart 8 in now available for pre-order at major retailers in North America, and will be available for purchase May 30.

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‘Mario Kart 8′ Informational Video Released
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