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Announced by Mercedes-Benz Japan last month, Nintendo have confirmed that they will bring the surprise GLA-Class kart westward.

Releasing across Europe and North America this summer, the collaboration with the German car manufacturer marks the first time that a branded vehicle has appeared in Nintendo’s popular kart racer. In Japan, the announcement was accompanied by a live-action advert which you can see below.

Mario Kart 8 is now available exclusively for Wii U worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

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.