Buy Mario Kart 8, Get a Free Wii U Game! Console Bundle and More Racers Confirmed! Mario Kart News Overload!


What’s better than a free game? A great game! What’s better than a great game that’s free? Not much! If you plan on purchasing Mario Kart 8 and register it on Club Nintendo, you’ll receive a free download of 1 of 10 select Wii U titles! 

I know you can just look at the header image up there and see what’s being offered for free, but here is the list —

  • NintendoLand
  • New Super Mario Bros U
  • Game & Wario
  • Pikmin 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
  • Sonic Lost World
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games SOCHI 2014
  • Wii Party U
  • The Wonderful 101
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Also confirmed for a North American release is the Mario Kart 8 Wii U console bundle, featuring the 32 GB deluxe console, a red Mario-themed Motion-Plus Wiimote, a red Mario-themed steering wheel, and a digital download of Mario Kart 8  which is listed as a 4.9 GB download.

You’ll also notice that the game comes in the long-rumored red case and not the standard Wii U blue one. The Mario Kart 8 console bundle will run you $329.99, but since it appears that it includes a digital copy of the game, it wouldn’t qualify for the free game promotion.


And finally, the final 3 Mario Kart 8 racers were confirmed earlier today in a surprise Nintendo Direct. Baby Rosalina, Pink Gold Peach (similar to Metal Mario) and your very own Mii will be racing alongside various other Nintendo icons come May 30th.

So let’s hear it. If you don’t already own a Wii U, does the new Mario Kart 8 bundle draw you over to the dark side? What do you think about the free game deal? Are there any racers you wish they added?

Personally, I wish they’d go the Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed route and include racers from all over the Nintendo universe, instead of just confining it to Mario canon. Especially after seeing how small of a download Mario Kart 8 is.


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gamercard Bradley Keene is an avid gamer & aspiring writer from Baltimore, MD that handles news, reviews and editing here at What’s Your Tag?. If he’s not writing or knee-deep in a video game, he’s usually watching low-budget horror films or following Orioles baseball. Follow him on TwitterTwitch or contact him by e-mail. Love gaming? Join TEAM XBRO today!


  1. A very generous deal, especially when you consider that most Wii U owners are going to buy Mario Kart, whether they offer a free game or not.

    1. Exactly! Going through that list, I have everything I want already. I did end up selling Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate though, so maybe I’ll pick that back up for the heck of it.

    1. Wonderful 101 is my 2nd favorite game for the Wii U and definitely the most unique game on the console. Part superhero sim, part Pikmin, all insanity.

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