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Earlier today Nintendo confirmed release details for a Mario Kart 8 update and the free Mercedes DLC, with the content arriving on 27th August. That was European confirmation, but now Nintendo of America has confirmed the same date and changes to the game, along with an extra treat.

A day before the standard Download Update, Super Mario Kart has been made available on the Wii U eShop in the region for $7.99. It arrived in Europe way back on 27th March, though that patience from North American gamers has finally been rewarded; we gave this 9/10 in our Wii U eShop review.

Are any of you in North America racing to download this right now?