One of the oddities of the Japanese release of Mario Kart 8 was the revelation that a miniature Mercedes-Benz GLA was coming as a free downloadable ride. Many hoped that this was going to remain a strange Japanese exclusive, but come on, when has America ever turned up its nose at a bit of gaudy capitalism?
Yes, the Mercedes-Benz karts (there’s now three of the things) will be coming along with some other gameplay tweaks in a patch in late August. Nintendo has put together a Mercedes-Benz packed trailer to celebrate and it’s, well…odd.
I mean, I suppose most racing games are packed with real licensed cars, so this shouldn’t feel so wrong, but dammit, it really, really does.