Nintendo's kart racer has been gaining traction leading up to its release on May 30th. If you are curious how the game runs on the Wii U, 2,700 participating GameStop stores in the US are letting you take it for a test drive. To find a GameStop participating in the event, click here.
Earlier this month, Nintendo released some nuggets of information in a Direct video exclusively dedicated to Mario Kart 8. We now know that there will be an item which can be used to combat the infamous blue shell, a direct upload feed to YouTube for short highlights, and that during anti-gravity sections it is best practice to bump off your opponents for a boost.