Nintendo has teamed up with Mercedes for a surprising Mario Kart 8 partnership.
The announcement broke by way of Famitsu magazine [via the eagle-eyed folks at NeoGAF, who else?], who reported on a live action commercial and promotional website. The update adds a suitably adorable Mercedes GLA into the kart roster, available for free in Japan this summer.
Nintendo haven't announced whether the promotion will come West, but seem cautiously upbeat on the subject. "As for the information relating to the distribution of the GLA kart for MK8 outside Japan, we will be able to announce in the near future," a rep told Eurogamer.
It seems an odd example of product placement, but either way, what real-world cars would you like to see in the Mario Kart series - if any?