EB Games Canada Offering Mario Kart 8 Pre-Order Bonus


Mario Kart 8 Pre-order Bonus

Blue Shells — Ruining friendships since 1996. EB Games of Canada (owned by GameStop) is now offering exclusive pre-order bonus posters to fans who pre-order upcoming Wii U racing title Mario Kart 8.

The image above is a representation of what each poster looks like, but may not be suitable for racers whom wish to have friends, or those especially weary of the most dreaded item in the Mario Kart series: the almost-impossible-to-dodge Spiny Blue Shell. Currently, no measurements are listed on EB Game’s product page for the poster, but we’ll provide details once they’ve been confirmed.

Be sure to check out all of our other Mario Kart 8 news.

Mario Kart 8 release dates:

  • Japan – May 29th, 2014
  • North America – May 30th, 2014
  • Europe – May 30th, 2014
  • Australia – May 31st, 2014


  1. For all of the hate that the Blue Shell gets — and I might be in the minority for saying this — I do think it’s a necessary item in the Mario Kart universe. It checks and balances the racers so that the player in first place must plan for such an attack. Mario games are about the power-ups and the Blue Shell creates hope for struggling players by giving them significant power and allowing them to affect racers to whom they may never pass.

    And there’s something fun about ruining the race for the person in first sometimes.


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