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Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Announced For Europe (Video)

Nintendo Europe have revealed via Twitter that they will be releasing a limited edition version of Mario Kart 8 in Europe. The limited edition version comes complete with a Spiny Shell Collector’s Item. Mario Kart 8 is due to be released in North America and Europe, May 30th.

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.

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*** 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. GAME will be offering those in the UK that pre-order Mario Kart 8 a Wii U Super Mario Kart Racing Wheel.

60 comments

    1. Useless? Noooooo that blue shell is completly usable. Put it on someones chair and they get stabbed in the butt. Throw it at someone and they can get stabbed.

  1. EPIC FAIL!!!They need to do a Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle!!!!!!
    This bundle above is AGAIN aimed towards kids!!Seriously Nintendo NO BODY gives a shit about a la,me blue shell toy!!!
    Just epic fail after epic fail from Nintendo!!
    No body is gonna buy a Wii U seperate and then Mario Kart 8!!

    1. But they had a similar thing with The Wind Waker. Ganondorf statue LE and Wii U Bundle.

    2. LoL did you get the Master Cheif Helmet with Halo 3? Useless, but it was still cool to own. I want this and I am far from a child

    3. Dude the Mario Kart Wii bundle that sold like gangbusters last generation so Nintendo would be a fool not to do it for the Wii U, so in short…IT’S COMING!!!

    4. OH MAH GAWD!!
      SPEAKING IN L33T SPEECH AND USING
      ALL CAPS WITH EXCLAMATION POINTS IS DA
      BESTEST WAY TO ARGUE!!!1!
      I IS A GENIOUS!!1!

  2. The Faggot Zorbo1234567 returns! Why do you hate us and our console so much? Can we talk about games instead?

  3. you nintendrones want kiddy nintendo games, but when its a third party games you bash the third party dev and say stupid things like ” I have wii u for first party games and my ps3for third party” not everyone has other consoles you stupid idiots.

      1. “Gaytendo”?
        I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and shit out a better insult than that!

      2. Hey kid you might as well give up now everybody knows your a clueless little kid. You can tell your just a kid by your replies always calling people names, that might make you look tough in the school yard but here it just makes you look like a silly little boy

    1. But what if we LIKE kiddy games?

      Who are you to tell us what we like and don’t like?

      Are you..no, you can’t be…

      Are you…GOD?!

      Or, even better…NICHOLAS CAGE?!?!

  4. What’s up with the UK always getting limited editions and pre-order bonuses that North America NEVER gets? Makes no sense. I can’t even remember the last time when a game I bought (or pre-ordered) came with anything free.

    But nothing tops the Zelda game that came free with a pre-order of (I think it was) Zelda: The Wind Waker back in the day. To this day, that was the coolest pre-order bonus I’ve ever seen. In fact, the only time I EVER pre-order a game is if it comes with something free.

    1. Ocarina of Time with Master Quest! Yes!

      I also got that with my preorder copy of WW.

      Damn that was awesome to get that about a week before WW and be able to play something cool while waiting.

  5. i might just sell my wii u. all wii u is getting old games ive played on my gamecube and wii. Nintendo must really be this retarded to keep on rehashing there games over and over again. most of the people i know prefere m rated and t rated games more than e rated. good thing i stop being a Nintendo fan. seriously games like halo 4, cod ghost, Naruto storm 3, tekken, titanfall, last of us, rayman legends, play station all stars and little big planet are way better than any Nintendo game.

    1. Go ahead and sell it then. No one cares or will try to stop you. Just stop your constant whining and visit some websites that post content relating to things you actually like.

    2. The only game I have on my Wii U that I have played on GCN or Wii is Wind Waker HD, which is even better on Wii U. But you’re probably a troll, so why bother argumenting?

      1. Considering how you have no arguments backing up your statement, and that most people on this site are Nintendo haters, it would be very likely. As I do not have any problems with Nintendo’s newest games, could you please explain?

      2. owning a Nintendo console doesn’t pardon you from being classified as a Nintendo troll, you gonna act like a prick, i’ll treat you like a prick, even if you have 20 Nintendo consoles

      3. So you think acting like a prick will get you respect? No it is quite the opposite. Honestly, your full of hypocritical comments, you call just about anyone who disagrees with you a Nintendrone.
        Here’s some words of advice…
        “You can be a prick all you like, but don’t expect to be respected like a normal person. If you do think you will get respect, your fucking stupid.”

      4. I did not say that you ARE a Nintendo hater, I said “MOST people on this site are Nintendo haters”. Considering you have no way to back up your statements and opinions, I’m going to consider them a troll’s opinions, or maybe a Sony/Microsoft fanboy’s/Nintendo hater’s opinion.

      1. I know its matter of opinion but how the hell was playstation all star better than the biggest error with that game was
        1. letting the character talk
        2. Making super the only way to defeat (or is it kill i guess considering its a ps game) the Opponents
        And 3. Not having either Crash, Spyro or Snake

      2. Can you shut the fuck up? Btw tekken and rayman legends are on the WiiU and so is COD: ghosts. And if you wanna get technical then, rayman legends is a rehash of rayman origins, naruto ninja storm does NOTHING to change the formulae, you’re basically paying for an improved character roster with each new game bought.
        COD.. do I even have to say anything?
        Tekken.. I love that game but in the latest Tekken games (from Tekken 6 onwards), I’ve seen nothing but new characters, new graphics and a new annoying mechanic: juggling. How many years did they spend for these small improvements plus a new mechanic?
        Finally, your friends who “only” love T rated and M rated games.. are they like, 13?

        Listen kid, this is a Nintendo news page, so you coming in and saying stuff like this obviously shows that you’re a lifeless troll. If I went to a playstation website and voiced my opinion in the same retarded way as you, I’d also be called a troll.

        P.S: your opinion would be respected here if you sounded less immature. Good day.

      3. you really show a lot of resentment of nintendo consoles. seriously, what do you hope to gain for people to listen to you that you don’t like nintendo products and prefer playstation and mature games better? dude, if you don’t like nintendo then quit voicing your opinions because people may or may not agree with you. all your commenting is just wasting time for people of this site and yours.

    3. 2 games you listed are not rehashes (last of us, Titanfall) everything else is a sequel in a franchise. People buy them because they are upgrades to the previous version they liked so much. I think you need to jump off the zombie train and really look at what you said. Halo 4 is the 6th game in the franchise for crying out loud. Mario Kart 8 is the 5th console Kart since the SNES!!! Which one is the rehash?

    4. I like how you rant about “rehashing games” and then say that you like COD, Halo, Naruto, PS all stars, all of which either are part of HUGE franchises, copies and pastes previous code and slightly upgrades the graphics, are a copycat of a different (and better) game, or just plain milk a previous franchise to death.

      Really shows how much you know.

    5. Ok, Nintendo has been do this for a while know you should have known before so it’s not our fault you bought something you don’t like.

  6. Why does Europe get all the cool stuff!? The Boo stress ball for Luigi’s Mansion, the Yoshi cloth for Yoshi’s New Island, and now this

  7. America too!?!? PLEASE!… I mean, Americans will probably buy the game more than Europeans anyway…. sooo… give us the cool stuff!

  8. >:( europe always has such cool bonus stuff like this. APPARENTLY noa thinks americans don’t like cool statues and would rather have downloadable games they already own for free on the eshop as an extra.

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