Nintendo today announced that they have partnered with Disney for a Mario Kart 8 television special will air on the Disney XD channel on December 5th. The hour-long program will pit young gamers against Youtube stars in a series of intense eight-man races. Nintendo describes the show, which will air at 8 PM ET as follows:
“In a new show called “Clash of Karts: Mario Kart 8,” eight of America’s best young gamers get the opportunity to team up with the hottest YouTube personalities like Strawburry 17, Andre (Black Nerd Comedy), AtomicMari and SethBling to compete in a one-hour multi-round Mario Kart 8 competition. Who will be crowned the champion? Tune in Dec. 5 at eight p.m. PT/ET to Disney XD to find out.”
Mario Kart 8 has been among the best-selling and critically acclaimed games on the Wii U since its release last year.