Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition revealed, includes blue shell item

Nintendo announces special bundle for Wii U game; no word on pricing yet.

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Nintendo today announced a Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition bundle that includes a copy of the much-anticipated Wii U game and a special Spiny Shell collector's item.

The announcement was made through a new video posted to Nintendo's UK YouTube page. Pricing details for the Limited Edition are not available, though the standard game will sell for $60.

We've reached out to Nintendo for more details about the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition and will update this story with anything we hear back.

The Spiny Shell, better known as the Blue Shell, is a Mario Kart super-item that seeks out the player in first place. The item's functionality varies from game to game, though it remains to be seen how it will work in Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart 8 launches May 30 exclusively for Wii U. Nintendo is no doubt hoping the marquee first-party title will help move systems, something Nintendo has struggled to do so far. For more on Mario Kart 8, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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