‘Mario Kart 8′ Mercedes DLC Coming to North America

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Mario Kart 8 Mercedes DLC Coming to America

It was one of the silliest product tie-ins we’d ever seen in a video game, and now it’s headed to North America. That’s right, the Mercedes GLA kart that was initially revealed as a Japan exclusive tie-in is reportedly coming to North American versions of Mario Kart 8.

While Nintendo of America didn’t share too many specifics, they promise that a GLA-class kart (of some sort) will hit Mario Kart 8 at some point this summer. NOA says more details will follow soon.

For those who have been following all things Mario Kart 8, let us bring you up to speed. In late May, Nintendo announced a tie-in with Mercedes that put a GLA-class kart into the game. Obviously, because a real world SUV and a video game kart aren’t exactly the same, Nintendo had to take some liberties when designing this Mercedes tie-in. But still, for a real world car in a cartoon-y video game, the GLA kart looks pretty good.

However, when Nintendo first announced the tie-in they claimed it was a Japanese exclusive. They didn’t rule out the possibility of the GLA-class kart coming to North America or Europe, but, at the time, they didn’t have anything to say on the matter. Now it appears the kart is heading to North America.

Mario Kart 8 has become something of a cultural phenomenon for Nintendo as of late, more so than any other Wii U release thus far. From the Luigi Death Stare meme to this Mercedes tie-in, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wasn’t at least casually familiar with the racing franchise’s recent launch.

In fact, plenty of Wii U owners were apparently chomping at the bit to get their hands on Mario Kart 8, as the title sold extremely well in its first few days of release. Not only that, but Mario Kart 8 is already the fastest selling Wii U title of all time.

So, for those gamers who helped the title achieve that impressive milestone: there’s a fun little piece of DLC on the way. Prepare your Luigi Death Stare in a Mercedes memes accordingly.

Are you ready to roll out in a new Mercedes GLA-class kart? Do you think there should be more of these types of crossovers for Mario Kart 8?

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Source: Nintendo

TAGS: Mario Kart, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo, Wii U

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  1. …They…

    …It’s a…

    They pulled me in with Hyrule Warriors and a new Zelda and then pushed me right back away with this horrible marketing DLC. V_V Why can’t Nintendo be consistent in quality instead of bouncing around like a bad game of Pong?

  2. because this game is going to get people to buy a 50,000$ mercedes.. yeah marketing gimmicks arent ever a good thing and seeing really BAD marketing gimmicks in a game makes it all the more upsetting. i’m gonna assume its free because the alternative would piss a lot of fans off

  3. Can you imagine Luigi’s glare while driving one of those things?

    I think it would be cool just for that. Otherwise, this is something Ninty did for a quick cash grab from Mercedes.

    Just don’t buy it guys. If it bothers you so, then don’t buy it.

    • It’s free.

      • Then don’t download it.

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