Whenever the phrase 'steelbook' appears in relation to a limited edition game release, our interest is immediately piqued. Some of team Nintendo Life are still insanely jealous of the Metroid Prime Trilogy steelbook that was released in North America but not in Europe, for example. Metal is lovely for game packaging.

It seems German Wii U owners are in luck, then, as Amazon Germany is listing a Steelbook edition of Mario Kart 8 as an exclusive — it costs €69.99 as opposed to the standard €59.99. Just look at it, though.

Let us know just how jealous you are of our German friends in the comments below.

[via amazon.de, neogaf.com]