Before the aftermath

Yesterday, the worlds of Mario Kart and NASCAR collided when Matt Kenseth raced in the Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the No. 20 GameStop sponsored car featuring Mario Kart 8 graphics. Kenseth’s car was be outfitted with artwork from the game showing Mario defying gravity and racing upside-down.

Mario Kart 8 launches for the Wii U on May 30. The latest entry in Nintendo’s beloved racing series introduces anti-gravity driving, fun online features, new characters and new power-ups like the Super Horn, Piranha Plant and Boomerang Flower.

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Mario Kart 8 is now available for pre-order at GameStop stores throughout North America. As an added bonus, a free Nintendo eShop download code from Club Nintendo is available for one of four great Wii U games when Mario Kart 8 is purchased and registered between midnight on May 30 and 11:59 p.m. PT on July 31. The download code must be redeemed in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U by 11:59 p.m. PT on Sept. 30.

Written by Omar Taylor

Omar Taylor

What is hardware without software?

Responsible for updating news, producing editorials, and reviewing games. When not carrying out these responsibilities, he can be found achieving first place in Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Republic Commando online, designing games, listening to and creating music, and watching and producing animations. Did he mention how good he was at Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Republic Commando?

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