With Mario Kart 8 launching in less than one week, Nintendo are heavily marketing the new Wii U game through social media and TV trailers in the US and Japan. Now, here is a glimpse at the European advert.

Unlike the cheeky US trailers, this one is purely about showing off the graphics and gameplay, with some game scores and captions added into the mix to really drive the point home – this is a game you need to play.

Check out the trailer above – will you be competing for the gold trophy this time next week?

In the meantime, check out our review, and our special Why We Love Mario Kart series in anticipation of Mario Kart 8.