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Mario is getting a new ride in Mario Kart 8

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Nintendo is adding a Mercedes Benz GLA-class SUV to Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U in Europe and North America. The DLC kart will arrive “this summer” according to Nintendo’s official Twitter account. Nintendo has not confirmed that the Mercedes Benz DLC will be gratis in the West, but the kart was previously announced for Japan on May 28th as being a free update.

The addition of the Mercedes Benz brings Mario Kart 8 closer to the anything goes credo of Sega’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Mario Kart 8 isn’t as good as the Sonic kart racer. Right?

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“But do you think it’s better than Sonic Racing All-Stars Transformed? Whatever that one is called? You know, the one with Sonic.”

He thinks for a minute. I don’t have to think. I already know the answer. But he’s thinking.

“I mean, yeah, I can understand that you like Mario Kart 8,” I continue. “But better than Sonic Transformed All-Stars Racing?”

He’s still thinking.

After the jump, here I am, discussing the comparative merits of kiddie racing games. Continue reading →