• Mar 12, 2008

Those of you who have been waiting anxiously for a racing game to pop up for the Nintendo Wii will get your wishes granted on April 27 of this year. While some of us may prefer our racing games to be a bit more realistic, we're sure that piloting Mario, Luigi and Yoshi using the included Wii Wheel will make for good entertainment. Joining 16 existing tracks from past Mario Kart releases will be 16 brand new tracks. Players who have a broadband internet connection at home will be able to play online with up to 11 other racers. Also new will be the availability to choose between the classic go karts or new motorcycles. Those who enjoy taking their frustration out on unsuspecting fictional cartoon characters will be able to choose from ten different battle arenas.

In all seriousness, the Mario Kart franchise has been an excellent seller for Nintendo, and we have no doubt that the new version for the Wii will be quite entertaining for the entire family.

[Source: G4 via Winding Road]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm a sim racing guy by nature (GTR2 ftw!), but I do have a wii, and if this is nearly as much (or more) fun as mario kart 64 was, then i'm going to give this a hard look.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll b having too much fun with Super Smash Bros Brawl to consider this lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      Waitaminit, I thought this was a joystiq article!

      lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      YES!!! I've been checking for the web for weeks to see when the confirmation date would be announced! Never thought I'd get the news on Autoblog...THANKS! Nearly finished with my SSBB, ready for Mario Kart hehehe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mario Kart DS is the best of the series. Here's to hoping that Mario Kart Wii can one-up it!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You obviously never played mariokart 64 or mariokart on the SNES lol!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I own all of them, the first one on the SNES is the closest runner-up. The worst one was the one on the GBA.
      • 6 Years Ago
      mariokart 64 rules all. I can't even play any of the others. With the Wii wheel, I don't even want to give this one a try..

      Bah, humbug.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You don't have to use the wiimote. The game is also compatible with gamecube controllers. :) I'm looking forward to the online play.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You can place a preorder at buy.com which includes the wii wheel for under $50.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I grew up playing this and Goldeneye on the N64. Good times.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gran Turimso, I can understand. But mario kart?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is Autoblog trying to establish itself as competitor for IGN and Gamespot?
        • 6 Years Ago
        This isn't the first Autoblog post today I haven't understood. It's not even a simulation game or a game that features real vehicles. There are other Weblog sites for this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      so, who's the G4 fan?

      I'm not really into these games, they always seem to easy to play and to much of a waste of time master.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have concerns that the game will be too easy. Double-Dash was neat in concept, but was ultimately too slow.

      Having said that, it does look fun, and battle-mode is always awesome :D
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's going to be the same game as before. Nintendo's been releasing the same games since the early 90's just with different suffixes attached to the end of the title. Brawl, double dash, melee. It just goes on and on.
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