Nintendo released a new Nintendo Direct video today that announced some additional information about Mario Kart 8.
Most notable is a Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle for North America and a free downloadable game offer for Wii U owners who buy the bundle or download Mario Kart 8 digitally through the Nintendo eShop upon its release.
“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 Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle will include a Wii U Deluxe Set system, a Mario Kart 8 game, a red Mario Wii Wheel accessory and a red Mario Wii Remote Plus controller, all at a suggested retail price of just $329.99.
People who buy Mario Kart 8 and register the game with Club Nintendo before July 31 will receive a free Nintendo eShop download code for an additional Wii U game. Players can choose between New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD or Wii Party U. Only players who purchase Mario Kart 8 digitally or through the Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle will qualify for this additional game.