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Mario Kart 8 commercials show new power-ups

Nintendo of America has released Mario Kart 8 commercials showing off the new Boomerang and Super Horn power-ups.

As noted in our recent Mario Kart 8 preview, the former serves as an interesting alternative to the green shell, offering players three chances to hit enemies.

Meanwhile, the Super Horn offers players the chance to destroy the infuriating Blue Shell, which now slides along the ground, taking out numerous enemies before rising into the air and slamming down on its first-placed target.

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Edge labelled the upcoming Wii U game "as essential as Super Mario 3D World" and "the greatest Mario Kart yet" in its Mario Kart 8 review.

A Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition package is available to pre-order now ahead of the Mario Kart 8 release date of May 30.


Mario Kart 8 TV ad flips racing on its head

Commercial focuses on the Wii U game's new anti-gravity features