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Oh Luigi, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz in Mario Kart 8 promotion

Jonathan Lester
DLC, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo

Oh Luigi, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz in Mario Kart 8 promotion

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?

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stevenjameshyde  May. 29, 2014 at 14:08

I'd prefer the other way round - Mario Kart vehicles in the real world. Would make my commute much more fun

JonLester  May. 29, 2014 at 14:57

Ooh, speaking of which, how about some more Mario Kart influences in Formula 1? We've already got speed boost mushrooms courtesy of KERS and DRS... now let's have bottomless pits and lava too.

stevenjameshyde  May. 29, 2014 at 15:02

I'd love to see the look on Lewis Hamilton's smug face when he gets blue shelled on the final bend

Last edited by stevenjameshyde, May. 29, 2014 at 15:03

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