"Super Mario" fans, especially the collectors, will have something cool to add to their collection this holiday season.
According to a report from Gamespot, online retail giant Best Buy is currently offering the "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" for the Nintendo Switch in a special steel book case. The package retails $60 and the red steel book case that features Mario, holding a trophy on one side and a logo of the Mushroom Cup on the other, comes as a free bonus.
The package, however, is only available exclusively on Best Buy and for a limited time only. "Its precise, detailed structure makes it desirable for avid collectors, and the metal finish showcases the game artwork in bright, vibrant color," read Best Buy's official product description. "This Mario Kart SteelBook case is built to last for repeated uses, and offers a stylish alternative to conventional packaging," the description added.
NintendoLife reported, however, that the Best Buy promotional is only available on its U.S. website. Its Canadian counterpart has yet to list the item, so far.
Meanwhile, Comicbook.com noted that the special case was crafted by steel book manufacturer Scanavo. It was also the same company that worked on special edition packages for other notable titles like "Mass Effect" and "Assassin's Creed," the report added. Considering how fast the game flew from the shelves when it was released earlier this year, gamers who still do not have a copy should move swiftly before the holiday season is over.
In other Mario-related news, "Super Mario Run" raced to the top spot in two of Apple's 2017 charts. The game took home the top honors of the 20 free games for the iPad and iPhone lists, Gamespot reported. Moreover, the title has already recorded over 200 million downloads, reported Nintendo in its earnings report in October.
"Overseas downloads comprise more than 90% of the total, and in spite of the difficulties in bringing a Japanese gaming application for smart devices to the global market, we were able to distribute a Mario game broadly, including to countries and regions not previously reached by our dedicated video game platform business," Nintendo said.