Move Into Pole Position for Mario Kart 8 on Wii U With the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Software Bundle

Move Into Pole Position for Mario Kart 8 on Wii U With the Mario Kart 8 Limited 
Edition Software Bundle 
Keep your tyres warm in advance of the 30th May 2014 launch of Mario
Kart 8 with the Super Mario Kart promotion on Nintendo eShop -
starting 27th March 2014 
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 03/12/14 --  With engines
revving and gravity-defying courses awaiting, the Mushroom Kingdom's
finest racers are set to line up on the starting grid on 30th May
2014 when Mario Kart 8 launches on Wii U. But in the meantime,
whether or not you know your Blooper from your Bullet Bill, Nintendo
has announced two options to get your karting skills up to speed in
the form of the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition software bundle and a
Super Mario Kart promotion coming to Nintendo eShop for Wii U on 27th
March 2014. 
Mario Kart fans who have ever unleashed a Spiny Shell item or been on
the wrong side of one will know of their capacity to make or break a
race, therefore as a memento of times both good and not so good, the
Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition software bundle will come complete with
a Spiny Shell Collector's Item alongside a physical copy of Mario
Kart 8, with the Spiny Shell proudly perched atop a black and
transparent frame. Packaged together as a uniquely designed bundle,
the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition launches on 30th May 2014 and is
ready for pre-order now from the Nintendo UK Online Store and
selected retailers, available while stocks last. Customers in the UK
& Ireland who have already pre-ordered the standalone copy of Mario
Kart 8 will have the opportunity to upgrade pending availability. One
of the most devastating items found in-game, expect to see the Spiny
Shell back in its natural environment knocking champion racers off
the podium when the item appears in the Mario Kart franchise once
more from 30th May 2014. 
Meanwhile, for fans wishing to keep their kart tyres warm and
reactions sharp before 30th May 2014, the Super Nintendo classic
Super Mario Kart(i) will release on Nintendo eShop(ii) as a Wii U
Virtual Console title on 27th March 2014. As part of a promotion to
celebrate both this legendary title and Mario Kart 8, fans who
purchase Super Mario Kart on Nintendo eShop from its release until
30th June 2014 can get a discount of GBP 5.49 on Mario Kart 8 if they
choose to purchase Mario Kart 8 on Nintendo eShop from the release of
the game until 30th June 2014, providing the purchase takes place on
the same Wii U console. 
As an added extra for those who pre-order - at retail - either the
Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition software bundle or Mario Kart 8 as a
standalone game, Mario Kart-themed keyrings will be available for
fans from selected outlets. Whether satisfying a need for speed with
the Golden Dash Mushroom, knocking over rival drivers with a Red
Shell, or temporarily bulldozing through a course in the form of a
Bullet Bill, the keyrings on offer will represent some of the most
memorable items from the Mario Kart franchise. 
In the UK & Ireland the Golden Dash Mushroom will be available for
those that pre-order at Littlewoods and Very, whilst those
pre-ordering via a selection of independent retailers(iii) will
receive the Bullet Bill keyring. The Nintendo UK Online Store will be
offering an exclusive Mario Kart 8 bundle which will include the
Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Spiny Shell bundle, a Bullet Bill
T-Shirt and the Red Shell keyring.(iv) GAME will be offering those in
the UK that pre-order Mario Kart 8 a Wii U Super Mario Kart Racing
Gravity-defying courses and Mushroom Kingdom racers both old and new
come together on 30th May when Mario Kart 8 launches on Wii U. To
catch an accelerated glimpse of what lies in store, a new Mario Kart
8 Limited Edition CGI trailer is now available to view, featuring an
appearance from the formidable Spiny Shell plus many a character you
may have come to know over the years! 
For further details: 
Mario Kart 8 teaser site 
Wii U website 
Wii U (UK) on Facebook 
Nintendo UK on YouTube 
Nintendo of Europe on Twitter 
Nintendo UK on Twitter 
Available on the Nintendo UK Online Store 
(i) This is the US version of the game running at 60hz, and will be
priced at GBP 5.49.  
(ii) Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it,
an additional storage device may be required to download software
from Nintendo eShop. 
(iii) The Bullet Bill Keyring is a pre-order item for Grainger Games,
Game Centre, 365 Games (online only), Game Seek (online only), (online only), Playtime, The Games Exchange, That Game Shop,
Gamescene, Xpress Games 
(iv) Limited availability 
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Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii U(TM) and Wii(TM) home consoles,
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Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System(TM),
Nintendo has sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 669
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U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi(TM) and Nintendo DSi
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also created industry icons that have become well-known, household
names such as Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(TM), Metroid(TM), Zelda(TM) and
Pokemon(TM). A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in
Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as
headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe. 
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