In the run-up to Mario Kart 8's release on 30 May, Nintendo's announced a raft of pre-order bonuses, including a Limited Edition software bundle (watch the trailer below for a look) that includes a Blue Shell figurine - the first announcement of Mario Kart's most divisive weapon's appearance in the new game.
Available to pre-order from the Nintendo UK online store and other retailers from today, the bundle brings together a copy of the game and the Blue Shell figurine, in much the same way as the Wind Waker HD software bundle a few months ago.
Alongside that, retailers will be offering Mario Kart-themed keyrings to those who pre-order the bundle. Bullet Bill, Golden Dash Mushroom and Red Shell versions will be available, depending on the shop you buy from. Finally, the Nintendo UK online store has an exclusive extra bundle comprising the software bundle, a Bullet Bill T-Shirt and the Red Shell keyring.
For those of a more digital persuasion, Nintendo also announced that SNES classic Super Mario Kart (running at 60hz, speed fans) will be coming to Virtual Console on 27th March, and that purchasing it would offer a £5.49 discount on an eShop download of MK8 on the same console until 30th June.