Two Free Games for Mario Kart 8 Owners in Japan, but for a Month's Trial

By Jorge Ba-oh 30.04.2014 2

Two Free Games for Mario Kart 8 Owners in Japan, but for a Month

Over in Japan, the free game promotion for Mario Kart 8 will differ from the European and North American campaigns.

Instead of a free game for purchasing Mario Kart 8, fans in Japan will receive two games, but only playable for a month after redemption. After trialing both games, only one can be bought to play beyond the trial period at a 40% discount. Free games to download include:

  • Game & Wario
  • NintendoLand
  • Super Mario Bros. U
  • Pikmin 3
  • The Wonderful 101
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
What are your thoughts on this approach to free game promotion?

Box art for Mario Kart 8
Developer

Nintendo

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

Driving

Players

4

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (5 Votes)

European release date Out now   North America release date Out now   Japan release date Out now   Australian release date Out now    Also on Also on Nintendo eShop

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So long story short, Japan gets the short end of the stick in a Nintendo game deal.

..Never thought I'd see the day.

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Yeah, that's the short end of the stick in my opinion too. though if one is fast enough, they could finish both games free of charge. But as a collector, yet slow player myself, I prefer what we have over here over what they're getting.

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