No news yet on whether the cap sprouts wings but we'll keep you posted

2014 seems to be flying by. Just where is the time going? Winter is already a distant memory for some and — even though Animal Crossing tells us we’re currently in spring — summer is right around the corner. Thankfully, along with it, comes a line-up of new games such as Kirby Triple Deluxe, Mario Kart 8 and the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros.. Another game coming out though is Mario Golf: World Tour, and to celebrate the game's release – as well as to keep the angry sun out of your eyes whilst you play – Nintendo UK has released a pre-order bonus on its official store that let’s buyers take home Mario’s signature hat as a gift.

Mario Golf has been one of the fore-running Mario Sports titles since the days of the N64 and the latest outing looks set to outshine the others with gorgeous graphics and gameplay, all on a portable device. It’s safe to say that plenty can’t wait to get their hands on it, but now there’s even more reason to get excited with this special pre-order bonus that's only available on Nintendo’s UK store – much like the Mario Kart 8 pre-order bundle.

Unfortunately there is no Bullet Bill shirt, red shell key ring or blue shell figurine with this offer, but some would argue that what you do get is something more precious — Mario’s red cap, which is something many Nintendo fans would love to have on their heads. Mario Golf: World Tour is out in the UK, Europe and North America on 2nd May, and if any of you UK-based gamers want to get your hands on the crimson cap you should get on over to the Nintendo store. Nintendo has been releasing a lot of pre-order bonuses recently, so it might be an idea to keep checking back with the store in future. You never know what will be on offer next. Plush smash ball anyone?

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