Are you up to anything this coming weekend? If you happen to have plenty of time to burn, then perhaps you might be interested in dropping by one of the 2,700 plus GameStop stores over in the U.S. later this weekend (that would be May 17 and May 18 just in case you want to mark things down on your calendar), as that is the place for you to get a spot of Mario Kart 8 gaming in on the Nintendo Wii U.
Those aforementioned dates would mean you will be able to enjoy Mario Kart 8 from 12 to 4 p.m. local time. The folks over at Nintendo have already promised that those who are willing to give Mario Kart 8 a chance will enjoy an “action-packed” demo, and if you happen to place a pre-order for the game there and then (or have already done so beforehand), then you would also be able to bring home one of them exclusive double-sided Mario Kart 8 posters to adorn your bedroom wall.
This GameStop tie-in is part of Nintendo’s “Mario Kart 8 Test Drive Days” promotion, which will definitely whet the appetite for those who cannot wait for the game’s full release at retailers as well via the eShop this coming May 30. Hopefully Mario Kart 8 will be able to help push the Wii U out of its sales doldrums.