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Starting this Friday, players who buy a Nintendo Switch OLED model from the My Nintendo Store will have the option of adding either Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (their choice of the Mario or Luigi set) or The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD to their order for free.
The promotion will start at 7am on Friday, December 9 and will last until December 31, 2022 (or until stock runs out).
Mario Kart Live is an augmented reality game that has players controlling a toy kart with their Nintendo Switch.
At launch, it featured 24 different courses across eight Grands Prix. The courses add different environmental themes, such as underwater, volcanic and retro, which introduce a variety of in-game hazards and features which affect the kart in real life.
In VGC’s Mario Kart Live review last year, we said: “Nintendo’s toys-to-like experiment can feel like magic, but also requires a sizable living space to work effectively.”
Skyward Sword HD was released last year and features “smoother and more intuitive” controls, in addition to a 60fps framerate and improved HD graphics.
VGC’s Zelda: Skyward Sword HD review said: “While even an excellent remaster such as this can’t make Skyward Sword a perfect Zelda game, this is such a drastically improved version of one of the most overlooked entries in the series, and Switch owners simply mustn’t overlook it a second time around.”
GamesIndustry.biz head Christopher Dring tweeted earlier this week that the three consoles are almost neck-and-neck this year when it comes to total sales after 11 months, with only 20,000 units separating the three.
Nintendo will doubtless hope this Switch OLED deal will help boost sales enough to potentially take the top slot.