Drive a Mercedes-Benz in Mario Kart 8
Nintendo and Mercedes-Benz have joined forces to offer the first piece of DLC for Mario Kart 8 in the form of a free Mercedes kart. The free content is part of a marketing campaign to promote the new GLA class model. The kart will be available later this summer in Japan with distribution elsewhere to be announced “in the near future” according to Nintendo UK.
In addition to the kart a sponsored tournament will be held this Autumn/Fall.
While this partnership has come somewhat out of left-field it does confirm the possibility of further DLC for Mario Kart 8 further down the line.
Mercedes-Benz Japan released the following trailer to announce the partnership. It includes an 8-bit depiction of the GLA car as well as a rather unsettling live-action Mario.