The Blue Shell is a point of controversy for fans of the Mario Kart franchise. First introduced in Mario Kart 64, this shell attacks the first place racer and is 100% unavoidable. Many hate it, but none can deny it actually makes for a cool collector’s item.
Nintendo has revealed the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition, which bundles the game with a collectible Blue Shell. It’s not the biggest collectible in the world, but it’s pretty cool. Unfortunately, this bundle has only been announced for Europe so far. North America will have to wait for an announcement.
Nintendo also revealed some pre-order bonuses. Anyone who reserves the game can get a keychain resembling one of three power-ups from in the game. These are the Golden Mushroom, Red Shell and Bullet Bill. These are available while supply lasts. Nintendo has not revealed if these keychains will be available outside of Europe.
Mario Kart 8 is out May 30 exclusively on Wii U.