Own the item that is the bane of every Mario Kart player.
The blue shell, which mercilessly tracks down the racer in first place and brings him down, has been the bane of every Mario Kart player at some point in their life, and now, you can get your hands on your very own replica model. Nintendo UK has announced a limited edition of Mario Kart 8, that will come with a blue shell replica model, and a pre-order bonus keyring depending on which outlet you buy it from.
If you pre-order the game directly from the Nintendo UK online store, you'll get yourself a red shell keyring and a bullet bill t-shirt. A golden dash mushroom keyring will be available for those who pre-order at Littlewoods and Very, whilst those pre-ordering via a selection of independent retailers will receive the Bullet Bill keyring.
GAME will be offering those in the UK who pre-order Mario Kart 8 a Wii U Super Mario Kart Racing Wheel. The limited edition is priced at £59.99 on the Nintendo online store, and we'd assume it would be the same at other outlets.
The limited edition is currently only confirmed for Europe, and there's no word on when (or if) the rest of the world will be able to get their hands on that sweet blue shell.
Furthermore, Nintendo announced that Super Nintendo classic Super Mario Kart will release on Nintendo eShop as a Wii U Virtual Console title on 27 March. Fans who purchase Super Mario Kart before June 30 2014 can get a discount of £5.49 on Mario Kart 8, providing the purchase takes place on the same Wii U console.
Mario Kart 8 will release on May 30, exclusively for the Wii U.