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.
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[source amazon.de, via neogaf.com]
Nice for Germany, I hope they like it...
And in North America....
Nah, not with this price. It looks good, though.
It should be an option with every game in 2014
That price?! Hell no!
Looks great however.
It's very sad that more interested in what type of steel it is.
But I world suo love to have that.
I just wanna make a bad german joke now. But I'm afraid I'll get banned
Looks great but it's a bit too pricey.
@Nintenjoe64 It should be the default.
(When they stopped having the cost of making the cartridges they never reduced the price to account for the inferior quality of the product).
Mean that carrying the games around in a bag with other stuff doesn't end up trashing the case. (Dinting the steel is less of an issue as long as it is done so the game doesn't get trashed).
It's not possible to get the steelbook with the limited edition (Blue Shell trophy one), right?
If it comes out here in the US, i MIGHT get it as opposed to originally purchasing the digital version.
It DOES look tempting but i usually don't give in to limited editions, the only time was the original Dead or Alive 5 and i learned a lesson when it came to DLC.
And NA only gets the finger. LoL
Sorry, i hope i don't seem like i am bashing it, if it is only country's price + 10, that isn't that bad of a difference in the price of the regular edition and the steelbook.
I have the Prime Trilogy in a steelbook and it's awesome, however, even if this came to the states, I would still download MK8.
I would of loved a steelbook version of Metroid Prime Trilogy, alas a slipcase will have to suffice.
Still holding out on my pre-order here in the US in hopes for something popping up cough limited edition with spike shell trophy cough. The Best Buy thing ($10 gas card) seems to be the best option so far...which is kinda lame IMO.
Did they also take all the swastika symbols out of MK8 too? (Lol, sorry, terrible Wolfenstein The New Order joke)
Its says 59€ here, just like the standard one?
just ordered, the price is the usual 59,99 EUR by the way
@Brickbuild101 Exactly my point. We get something that is by no means a collectible. Yeah, great bonus. And the cost of gas for driving to Best Buy and back for me is greater than $10. Not worth it.
Saw this, but the game is 45€ in Amazon Spain.
Want this so much hopefully someone might put the case on ebay
I still want the metroid prime trilogy steel box
Priced higher? I remember getting the MPT, steel case and everything, for $20 at Bestbuy. I even found my receipt on an old hard drive to make sure I wasn't crazy.
I never really liked Steelbook cases it always feels like I'm going to break the disc whenever I try to take one out of a Steelbook case.
Stunning lucky germany now this would pick up wii u console's alone. this will become a real collectors peace in time.
One thing about me buying the MK8 Wii bundle is i won't have a physical copy of the game. It's a tradition i love to own physical copies. I may end up just buying a promotional box just to have something on my shelf. Sad i know.
It certainly is a beauty. I hope it comes to Spain too.
Gorgeous, but why never where I live? Well, I have the limited edition on preorder, so I can live with it I guess. Still... Limited edition should include this as well!
It's 59.99 euros. Now I'm thinking of canceling my pre-order on GameStop... Hmmmm....
@Tlink7 I said that because Europe is getting all the cool bundles and specials (in NA we get to choose from four games as suppose to the 8 or 10 NoE is giving away). I'm of German descent so I don't want to invade you. I just want the tin, lol.
Give me USA stuff!!
If this doesn't come to the U.S., I will probably find a way to order one of these cases online. I want it so badly!!! Come to think of it, this would make a great Club Nintendo platinum award...
I'm still happy with my copy of Metroid Prime: Trilogy which I managed to snag from a shelf of stray games back in 2012 for a standard price!
Germany and their steelbook cases... why only Germany...
Germans like quality. I like it.
@brewsky ...is the Metroid Prime Trilogy steelbook.
@Katzii Which out almost five years ago. Your point?
@brewsky That there's no point in complaining on a website every time a region (or, in this case, one country within a region) gets something you don't, because your region also gets things that other regions don't.
Not jealous at all. Know why? Cause I'm importing that sucker lol...
If I recall correctly, France had a steelbook case for Mario Kart 7. I never did get around to importing that one, but I'll be sure to grab me one of these off ebay. Probably run about $100 for one with the game (and the game I don't need), but hey, that's the price you gotta pay sometimes...
Ya you will. The Mario Kart 8 bundle comes with physical copy, not digital.
@SanderEvers Why not getting the Limited Edition? I pre-ordered mine from Coolblue.
Im absolutely jelly!!!
Lovely piece of metal, there. I'm happy with my arrangement, but I do loves me some metal casing.
If money wasnt a problem, I'd import this and keep my NA copy in there
Better than any bonus the UK is getting so far (haven't checked all sites yet).
This will go well with my New Super Mario Bros. U Steelbook case.
You can order one from Amazon U.S. for $20.
@KevTastic84 Are you certain about that ? I think the bundle I am getting has a physical copy.
@Jaxonh @unrandomsam I assumed, as my friend bought the Zelda Windwaker Bundle and didn't get a physical copy of that. But cool beans if its' otherwise for MK8 Bundles
Price dropped to standard version, so it's 59,99 now. Since it's pre-order, if the price drops before the article has been delievered, you pay less as well.
@Spartacus3765 Dell offers a $25 GC if you buy it though them...
Just add the game to cart, and the GC should be auto added assuming the offers still good...
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