I don’t know about you, but whenever I play Mario Kart the last thing that crosses my mind are paid product placements becoming ingrained in the franchise. Well, that’s about to change later this month when Mercedes-Benz DLC hits Mario Kart 8.
To celebrate the upcoming arrival of Mercedes-Benz’ new GLA-Class compact SUV that’s totally relevant to Mario Kart’s demographic, Mercedes-Benz is releasing special free DLC on August 27 that includes a drivable Kart-sized version of the GLA, as well as w25 Silver Arrow and 300 SL roadster. I know some of these words because I watch Top Gear.
Not only are we getting some cars, but Mario Kart 8 players will also be able to go head-to-head against other Mercedes-Benz racers in the “Mercedes Cup”. Because Mercedes. Mercedes-Benz.
If you’ve ever wanted to see your favorite Mario characters sell out, the above video does a fine job of showcasing just that.
I can’t complain too much, considering it’s free, but that doesn’t make it any less weird to see Wario’s giant head poking out of a Mercedes. I mean, come on, his games don’t even sell well enough for him to be able to afford a Mercedes!