Nintendo Teams Up With Pennzoil to Promote Mario Kart 8

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Pennzoil will be working with Nintendo to promote the latter’s upcoming Mario Kart 8, as announced on the former’s Twitter account:
Get ready: Mario Karting Reimagined powered by #Pennzoil & @NintendoAmerica. At #SXSW on 3/7 #MotorOilReimagined #MK8 pic.twitter.com/uNFd8SQAks

— Pennzoil (@Pennzoil) March 1, 2014

The promotion will include a real-life Mario-themed go-kart racing track, and all SXSW Interactive & Gaming attendees will be allowed to race on the track for free. What makes this race so cool is the very real power-ups that drivers will need to collect in order to completely protect their car. The power-ups are powered with RFID technology, which will actually speed up or slow down the go-kart in real-time. Races will be shown in first-person view to the audience for a truly authentic experience (if the power-ups weren’t enough).
The event will be held at JWT Atlanta and the track will be open March 7th from 12PM – 6PM, March 8th from 12PM – 6PM and March 9th from 12PM – 6PM.

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