Japan Gets Mercedes-Benz DLC For Mario Kart 8

Race your way around the Mario Kart Universe in style with this sweet DLC

Nintendo has partnered with Mercedes-Benz for a little cross-promotional action around Mario Kart 8, which comes to Wii U Worldwide on May 30th. The deal will bring a Mercedes GLA kart racer body into the game as downloadable content, though the add-on is only confirmed for Japan at this time. Perhaps not forever though.

The DLC will reportedly be a free download, and there’s some sign that a GLA tournament might be planned for  the fall of 2014. While the DLC may or may not ever leave Japan, a commercial by Mercedes-Benz Japan announcing the partnership is already making the rounds on the Internet. 

This is something that needs to happen more often, it is exactly the type of advertizing that Nintendo has lacked, certainly in the UK.  Maybe they have wised up to the fact that these sort of  DLC's and promotions get noticed. It may even help shift more games, and more to the point consoles.

So what do you think, is this something you would be interested in? I for sure hope this goes worldwide as it is the closest I'll be getting to drive a Mercedes-Benz any time soon.

Published May. 29th 2014
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