New Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Ready to Hit Starting Line

It’s Mario Kart 8 funny car madness!

As you may have heard from some Stateside websites, Nintendo of America is releasing a new Wii U Mario Kart 8 console bundle later this month. In case you were worried that Canada might be left out, however, Nintendo of Canada has followed suit today with the announcement that prospective Wii U buyers north of the border will have the same opportunity bestowed upon them.

“But wait,” you might be saying. “Didn’t Nintendo release a Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle already?”

Yes, indeed. Back at the game’s launch, a bundle was released which included a red Wii Remote Plus and a red Wii Wheel. This time, however, things are a little different.

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The new Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle, seen above, comes with a pre-installed version of the game. More importantly, instead of the additional controller/accessories, the two Mario Kart 8 downloadable content packs will also be included. One would assume this also includes other updates released since the game launched, such as 200cc mode and the Mercedes-Benz cars, and probably all the colored Yoshis you get when purchasing both DLC packs. Plus, the game has since become amiibo-compatible!

You’ll be able to find the new Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle at retailers across the country starting mid-September with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $329.99. In addition, Nintendo of Canada noted in their press release that they have lots of other titles on their way soon as well.

You can find my review of Mario Kart 8 here, while my review of the first downloadable content pack can be found here. On a side note, I intend to review the second DLC pack eventually — I’ve been so busy with other work that I haven’t even had time to actually play it yet!

Of course, if you’d like to help remedy that, you can always…

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