Super Mario will soon be appearing in McDonald's Happy Meals, the fast-food chain has revealed.

A post on the restaurant's Advantage Club page explained: "Our next Happy Meal invites kids to Run, Jump and Power Up with Super Mario!"

We assume excited children will find a variety of Super Mario toys packed-in with their burger and chips (or carrot sticks and apple if the child has mean parents).

Could the Happy Meal be Nintendo's Trojan Horse which gets Mario - and then the Wii U - into the home of UK families?

Source: mcdonalds via nintendolife