Nintendo Confirms The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U Hardware Bundle

Peach and Yoshi Wii Remote Plus controllers coming to Europe, too

Update:

Nintendo of Australia has now confirmed the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition bundle, with the same details; it's stated the recommended retail price in the region will be AU$429.95.

Original Article:

Not so long ago there was a rumour of a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle that seemed entirely feasible; the leaked box art was in line with the standards of EU packaging, and the logic behind the system was obvious. Nintendo of Europe has now stepped out to formally announce the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition bundle that's coming to stores on 30th May, which includes a disc copy of the game.

The bundle, pictured above, includes the expected content.

  • 32GB Black Wii U + GamePad
  • Sensor Bar
  • Disc copy of Mario Kart 8

Nintendo's official UK store is listing this at the standard retail price of £249.99, while retailer GAME is yet to add a listing. Nintendo has also released the following trailer to show the various purchasing options.

In addition, it's confirmed that not only will Europe receive the Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus on 30th May, but also the Yoshi limited edition Wii Remote Plus pictured below.

Nintendo of America is yet to announced either the Mario Kart 8 Wii U or the Yoshi Wii Remote Plus, but we suspect it's only a matter of time.

Are you excited about this bundle's announcement, and will it tempt any of you into now buying a Wii U? Do you think this will achieve the impressive sales that Nintendo craves? Let us know what you think in the comments below.