Watch All Of Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 News, Right Here

Nintendo has just dropped a new, over thirty minute long Nintendo Direct talking exclusively about the much-awaited Mario Kart 8.

Segments are dedicated to new items and tracks, in addition to details about the game's online multiplayer modes. Two brand new characters are also revealed: heavyweight driver Pink Gold Peach, and lightweight driver Baby Rosalina.

A new Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle will also be released alongside the game on May 30. Priced at $330, it will include a Black Wii U Deluxe system, a red Wii Remote Plus and a red Wii Remote Wheel, along with the game itself.

Nintendo is also running another promotion until July 31 where, by registering your freshly bought copy of Mario Kart 8 with Club Nintendo, you can grab one of four Wii U games for free: Wii Party U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, or New Super Mario Bros U.

Mario Kart 8 Direct [Nintendo@Youtube]

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