This summer Mario will be sliding around the tracks of Mario Kart 8 in new Mercedes Benz. The Japan only downloadable content (DLC) was announced today as Mercedes Benz and Nintendo reveal collaborations including the TV spot with a live-action Mario.

This marks the first time a real world car has entered the world of Mario Kart. The free DLC will only be available in Japan so far but Nintendo says details are still on the way. Mario Kart 8 is out now on the Wii U.

What do you think? Does Mario need more real world rides?

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[via Game Watch Impress]