Start your engines and put the pedal to the metal - a limited Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle - containing a Nintendo Switch console with improved battery life.
With the festive season just around the corner, this bundle is the ideal gift for friends and family looking to race together anytime, anywhere. Comprising a Nintendo Switch console with improved battery life, a pair of Joy-Con controllers (Neon Red/Neon Blue), and a download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it’s got everything two players need to start racing right from the get-go. Up to four players can get in the fun by using additional Joy-Con controllers, sold separately. And because Nintendo Switch can be played anytime, anywhere, with anyone, those races could be on the big TV screen at home, in the back of the car, or wherever else the racers in your life feel like hitting the track. You can also challenge racers from around the world. Up to 12 players can take part in online races, and two local players can even play online together from the same Nintendo Switch.
In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, familiar characters from the Super Mario series, such as Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser, as well as other fan-favourite Nintendo series, such as Link from the Legend of Zelda series, Inklings from the Splatoon series, and Isabelle from Animal Crossing series compete in races set around the world of the Mushroom Kingdom and beyond. Racers have to be prepared to get ahead of their rivals through the use of items such as the Super Star - which makes players invincible for a short period of time - and the notorious Spiny Shell, which will hunt down and attack the player in first place. Adding to the hilarious racing action is the use of antigravity, allowing vehicles to race along the sides of buildings and up astonishing waterfalls, and even nudge opponents for a satisfying speed boost.
Players can also race The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-style! Take to the track like a champion with the Master Cycle Zero and Champion’s Tunic Link and add some legendary new parts to customise your kart: the Ancient Tyres and the Paraglider. Take a look at the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe X The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer to see these new additions in action on the track.
With over 19 million copies sold worldwide, players of all ages and skill levels are already experiencing fun Mario Kart 8 Deluxe multiplayer racing. With the optional Smart Steering feature preventing racers from falling off the course and getting frustrated, even very young players can enjoy the action, while optional motion controls are also available.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is also compatible with Nintendo LABO, Nintendo’s line of interactive make, play, and discover experiences. Grab the handlebars and race to victory using the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit, or use the steering wheel and pedal from Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit to feel like a real driver. Learn more about the Nintendo Labo and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe compatibility over at the official Nintendo LABO website.