Nintendo of Canada has announced that they will celebrate the launch of Mario Kart 8 by giving fans a chance to play the game this Saturday, before the game is released next week. The special previews will take place at select Best Buy stores across Canada. The celebration will continue with special karting events in Toronto and Montreal on Saturday, May 31.
“Mario Kart 8 will drive players wild with fun, challenging tracks, new playable characters and its anti-gravity feature which will flip kart racing on its head,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “Nintendo of Canada is sharing in the excitement of Mario Kart 8 by giving fans a chance to play the game before it launches at select Best Buy stores and at Mario’s Canadian Karting Day events hosted in Toronto and Montreal on launch weekend.”
On Saturday, May 24, these locations will kick Mario Kart 8 into high gear with hands-on demonstrations from 12pm to 4pm. The first 50 players at the store in Toronto and Montreal will receive a voucher to a local karting track for a free race. Additional giveaways will be available for the duration of the retail events, while supplies last.
For a list of locations, check out www.nintendo.ca/ijustkarted.