Luigi’s Death Stare returns in Mario Kart 8 advertising

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Showing awareness of their own unexpected Internet sensation, Nintendo Japan have made reference to the now infamous Luigi Death Stare in their new round of Mario Kart 8 advertising.

The 30 second clip, which is predominantly in slow motion, looks to capture the rivalry between the Mushroom Kingdom racers. That notably highlights the improved animations that Nintendo’s shift to the realms of high-definition have granted, and that now iconic glare that Luigi gives whenever he zips past an opponent.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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