Mario dies in this surreal live-action Mercedes advert

Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:26 GMT By Dave Cook

Mario Kart 8 is getting some free Mercedes DLC in Japan to tie in with the launch of the car manufacturer’s GLA model. The promotional has also received a weird advert that sees a live-action Mario die at the hands – well, feet – of a Goomba.

It follows my Mario Kart 8 Wii U review. The game’s out May 30 in the UK.


The DLC is coming in the summer and there’s also word that a GLA tournament is coming in the Fall, although the specifics have yet to be confirmed.

Here’s the trailer:

In a statement to Joystiq, Nintendo said, “The announcement this time was made by Mercedes-Benz Japan regarding their collaboration in Japan with Nintendo Co. Limited.”

“As for the information relating to the distribution of the GLA kart for Mario Kart 8 outside Japan, we will be able to announce in the near future.”

So the DLC might come west later on. We’ll update you once we hear more, but for now, here’s some nightmare-fuel to play us out: