With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now just a week away, the official Nintendo UK store has unveiled an updated pre-order option for those that love the 'Death Stare' Luigi meme. As always it's the approach NUK takes to complete with being undercut on the likes of Amazon.
In this listing the standard retail price - £49.99 - also gets you a 'Dare to Stare' Luigi t-shirt. Please note that the links below is an affiliate link, so a percentage of a purchase may go to Nintendo Life.
As is always the case copies can be found elsewhere for a little less, so it's a question of whether the extra goodie on offer tempts you.
Are any of you UK Switch owners interested in this?
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Wow, that is just awesome, I'd rock that. If only it was NA as well. ;A; Hopefully.
I want that shirt! I may have to see if someone makes something similar on teefury.
Luigi Death Stare.
This is the best preorder bonus
Can someone explain to me what is so fascinating about memes?
I am sick to death of them!
Love this! I wish it was available in NA, too... I would get it in a heartbeat!
I've already pre ordered elsewhere for £42 so if I did order this technically it wouldn't be free it would cost me an extra £8
Still pretty cool all the same though
So it's basically £8 for the shirt as the standard price seems to be £42 ... unless you're silly enough to go to Game.
Nintendo at em' with those dead memes.
"Dare to stare" sounds like the credo of people who resolve to fight back against the lecherous stares they get on the street on a constant basis.
For one, it's not even the right image that the meme is about. Second, I don't think Nintendo UK is trying to "complete" with Amazon @ThomasBW84
@Neon_Blues Some are good, some are bad. I'd say that for every good one, there's ten bad ones.
I am unfamiliar with this meme. I'm confused. What does this meme mean or refer to?
@Priceless_Spork Luigi death stare.
Check it out on Youtube.
Well it's not the proper "Death" stare, he's not even scowling.
I'm still gonna go digital with this one.
I've seen LDS on a shirt at Hot Topic. This isn't exactly news, except that now it's a pre-order bonus.
Can't wear green for football reasons but I'd be all over this otherwise.
If the shirt had the actual death stare it'd be cool...
If they had that as a pre-order bonus here in the USA I'd probably buy physical, but since they don't I'll probably buy digital (unless I talk myself out of buying this game again)
Wait, the Switch is region free...will Nintendo UK ship to the USA?
Ha ha, I was lucky then to have preordered Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with both Boo and Feather mugs combined from the Nintendo UK Store at £49.99! 😲😉😏
That offer is no longer available muhahahahahahaha! 😜
Shirt would have been cool but mugs are far COOLER! 😍
@TheOneInYellow You realise some of us hear about this later in the day when it is too late. Is it that funny? Congratulations on the deal but really laughing at other's misfortunes is not cool.
We call it...the Death Stare. There is no better name, and the day is coming soon when it will be unleashed.
@Sentinator That was not exactly my intention, more that I had not known that the offer was no longer available until after I checked this post about the Luigi offer.
My laughter was not entirely against those who missed out but still tongue-in-cheek.
I am British so my humour can sometimes be misconstrued, especially in the US (though I have met amazing life-long US friends who can go toe-to-toe with UK humour ^^ ), but again, my post was more a laughter at Nintendo, and kind of I-won-the-jackpot.
Sorry if I offended anyone...
This is freaking amazing!! More stuff like this Nintendo less Mini NES fiascos. Yes I'm still butt hurt.
@TheOneInYellow I am in the UK. Its just there are multiple points (such as right now) where Nintendo's store put something up I've been unlucky to miss out because when you find out about it, its long gone.
It isn't your fault. Its mostly my own for not keeping my attention focused on them. But Nintendo don't seem to be carrying enough of anything around here (see several Wii U releases for proof).
It is good you got the bargain.
I'm just disappointed that every time I come back on the computer I already missed it
Nintendo back at it again with the dead memes, they are number one!
@Sentinator This I totally agree with, and yes you can easily miss out on deals.
My approach is if there is a game that I like and not released, I make sure I hit Amazon, GAME, Smyths and official developer/publisher stores too (or Nintendo Store for Nintendo stuff) asap. If there is a cool deal, I'll preorder, and if there are multiple exclusive store deals I do a quick check and preorder. Sometimes a better deal later comes up with better items, and I weigh up cancelling a preorder and make a newer one (rare).
Even then, the best course of action is to have live feeds from Twitter, FB, emails and sites like this. Granted, there is no fullproof method, but I limit the chance of losing out greatly.
Regarding my order and the 2x mugs with game at <£50 offer, I think that was a naive mistake on Nintendo's part, that they may not have enough mugs, was only available in limited unknown numbers to the fans who were fastest to preorder, or, unfortunately, to increase margin profit by limiting mugs (thus parcel size and shipping costs) or have fans order two copies of the game with both mug designs.
Whichever is true (or a combination of the above), I do feel for those who missed out.
Once again, my original post is accurate on how I felt, but was tongue-and-cheek, not in anyway meant to insult or rub salt in.
One last thing, use this site for info on collector editions of games, or games with extra stuff at preorder; it is not perfect and community resourced, but still worthwhile:
@FredBiletnikoff a Rangers man?
@Dangerous25 Ha ha, yes. I don't wish to poison the forum with football talk though. I have my reasons and that's good enough for me. I do still love Luigi.
@FredBiletnikoff no bother mate I just thought it was funny, I'm from Northern Ireland I know the craic lol I can wear green myself though 😉 👍
@Neon_Blues This meme came from a time before memes were popular, which resulted them in becoming garbage.
I LOVE LUIGI AND I WANT THIS SHIRT.
Any idea if it will be available separately or in NA????
The Meme for Luigi should be "What R U looking at ?" XD
£8 extra for the shirt? Depends if you think the shirt is worth it.
I usually go for a tee bundle when it comes to pre-orders, but I just can't imagine myself rocking this, so I'm sticking with the Boo and Feather mugs. Managed to nab both mugs in one as I pre-ordered MK8 Deluxe a while back, so it's added both mugs in by default.
Still though, kudos to Nintendo for acknowledging the viral meme and turning it into product!
Gamestop or any of the other retailers would never give something this cool as a preorder bonus. They are fairly cheap over here in the States, sadly.
I'm really happy for my brothers and sisters in the UK, that they don't have to endure Reggie's terror. He would undoubtedly burn all this merch before letting any Nintendo fans buy this in the U.S.
@Senpai_Bruh That's "Nintendo UK" not "Nintendo USA" or "Japan"
Get your facts straight "Bruh", or was it Breh or Brei or Broh or whatever stupid crap you kids make up these days.
@Phaz0n Take a joke, man. And I just said "Nintendo", not "of U.K." or "of Japan". By the way, I hope your joking as well.
@Li_Bae I'm from the UK, so I suppose that's good but why would he do that? Does he not like the Luigi Death stare?
I really don't get the "Dare to Stare" is it just me?
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