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Luigi’s Death Stare Makes It Into A Mario Kart 8 Commercial In Japan



    The “Luigi’s Death Stare” animation has managed to work its way into a Mario Kart 8 commercial in Japan, alongside similar dramatic facial expressions of the other playable racers in the game.


    One can’t be certain whether or not this was intentional, although it wouldn’t surprising in the least if it were, given Nintendo’s recent tendency of capitalizing on Internet-style humour in their Nintendo Directs and other presentations.


    Mario Kart 8 was released in Japan on May 29th. The game has sold in the range of 530,000 copies in the region thus far.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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