Nintendo announces Mario Kart North American Open for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo is hosting a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament in North America. This in-game tournament kicks off Sept. 22nd, 2019, and can net you some Gold Points if you're good enough! You can join in on the tournament action with the code 2093-5045-4827, but make sure to read the official rules here.

Soccer player Antoine Griezmann bonds with his teammates over Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The team that plays together, stays together

Soccer player Antoine Griezmann is part of FC Barcelona, and he's had a bit of trouble gelling with his team. What better way to get to know everyone than with a bit of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Fellow teammate Ousmane Dembélé suggested Griezmann pick up a Switch and join the gang in their Barça Mario Kart 8 Deluxe group, of which Sergi Roberto, Carles Aleñá, Dembélé and Gerard Piqué are involved. Turns out it was a solid idea, as Greizmann is already feeling a bit more at home. Greizmann is know for his fondness of video games, and knowing other teammates share his passion only helps to connect them overall.

Nintendo releases "Switch My Way" commercials featuring Pokemon Sword/Shield,

Once again, Nintendo does something old and something new with their Switch My Way commercials. The new comes from Pokemon Sword and Shield, launching later this year. The old is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is still popping up in the weekly top 10 all over the world. It's a one-two punch that's sure to woo in a few more customers!

Nintendo releases "Switch My Way" commercials featuring Luigi's Mansion 3, Super Mario Party & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

What way will you Switch?

Nintendo is continuing their 'Switch My Way' campaign with some new commercials, but these feature the Switch Lite. Other than that, it's business as usual, as the commercials highlight some longtail-sellers, as well as up-and-coming titles.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe undergoes some changes for its Chinese release

Name changes, options removed, and more

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is seeing release for Switch in China, and we'll most likely get specific release details next week. What we have so far is a trailer showcasing the Chinese version, and it reveals a few changes from the game in other regions. Check out a rundown of the differences below.

- English Text for "New Record!" and "You Win!" in the current Chinese option have been changed to their Chinese counterparts
- online mode was changed from Internet to Online Multiplayer
- the "OK" button has been changed to Confirm
- Nintendo Labo setting is missing
- Online Multiplayer menu does not feature worldwide multiplayer: Only Regional, Friends & Rivals, and Tournament options
- Bowser Jr. is now "Bowser's Son"
- King Boo's name and the Boo item's name were altered from 嘘嘘鬼(王) to 害羞幽灵(王)

Watch Mike Tyson play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and learn about Street Fighter's Balrog

Tyson meets his video game doppleganger

ESPN recently had Mike Tyson at their studios to talk about his career in sports, and also have a bit of fun. In the video above, you can see Tyson play a bit of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and also learn about the existence of Balrog in Street Fighter II. It's a pretty surreal video overall, and apparently Tyson might even consider a lawsuit going forward!

Nintendo submits four copyright contracts for Switch games in China

Plans for China move ahead

Slowly but surely, Nintendo is looking to bring the Switch out in China. Those efforts continue today, with four copyright contracts related to the platform. Nintendo is looking to secure copyrights for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe in the region. Hopefully they get approved, and the movement towards an official launch can continue on.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & Super Mario Maker 2 - 'Switch My Way' commercial

This summer, play Nintendo Switch your way – at home, on the go, and everywhere in between.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle hits Taiwan on June 15th, 2019

Nintendo Hong Kong has announced a limited-time Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle for Taiwan, which will launch on June 15th, 2019. The bundle includes a Gray or Neon Blue/Neon Red Switch, and a physical copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This bundle costs NTD 10,050 ($319.99).

Hot Wheels 'Metal Mario' on the way

Hot Wheels leading the way!

Mattel has announced that Metal Mario is joining their Hot Wheels lineup. Metal Mario's design is based on his appearance in Mario Kart 8, featuring a metallic kart and paraglider to match. Metal Mario will be available online for $20 starting June 17th, 2019 on Mattel's website. The toy will also be available at San Diego Comic-Con on July 17th, 2019.


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