Mercedes comes to Mario Kart 8


Mercedes-Benz is bringing one its luxury SUVs to Mario Kart 8

The GLA-Class Kart is part of the cross-promotional content that was originally only supposed to go to Japan. However, the success of the Kart overseas has led Nintendo and Mercedes-Benz to bring the special Kart over to this side of the planet to North America racers.

The new kart is expected to launch in North America some time this summer. There is no word whether or not it will be a piece of free content, though that is likely to be the case.

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In addition to cross-promotion with Mercedes-Benz, Nintendo also partnered up with NASCAR to bring a Mario Kart 8 inspired car to the Nationwide Series.

What do you think of Mercedes coming to Mario Kart 8 in North America? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Mike’s Musings: When I first found out that Nintendo was going to bring the Mercedes kart to the North American version of the game, the first thought in my mind was how many new “Luigi Death Stare” videos will we now see with the skinny green brother of a plumber set to “Ridin Dirty”. If you are one of the few who have no idea with what I’m talking about, just watch the video below.

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