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Nintendo Releases Mario Kart 7 Game Data Update

by Nicholas Bray - May 15, 2012, 4:33 am EDT
Total comments: 11 Source: (Press Release)

The update is available to download through the eShop.

The update for Mario Kart 7 is now available to download through the eShop. The patch fixes exploits found within three different tracks that many users have been using to gain an unfair advantage in online multiplayer races.

The three courses which have been updated are Wuhu Island Loop, Wuhu Mountain Loop and GBA Bowser Castle 1. Players who choose not to download the update will not be able to participate in any online races. The patch does not affect time trials.

The update is live right now in all major regions.

[EU] Nintendo Launch Update Data for Mario Kart 7

15th May 2012 – Nintendo of Europe today announces that it has made an update available for Mario Kart 7, which will eliminate the ability to exploit shortcuts when playing Online Multiplayer on the courses "Wuhu Island Loop," "Wuhu Mountain Loop," and "GBA Bowser Castle 1".

The Mario Kart 7 Update data are available for free via Nintendo eShop from today, after performing the latest system update to make sure that your Nintendo 3DS system is up to date. Mario Kart fans who have not downloaded these Update data will no longer be able to play Online Multiplayer; but don’t worry if you are unable to connect to the Internet and download the update immediately, as you will still be able to take part in Local Multiplayer and Single Player races without the update.

To download the Mario Kart 7 update make sure that you have performed the latest system update for your Nintendo 3DS and then visit the Nintendo eShop to download the Mario Kart 7 Update data. For more information on Mario Kart 7 and how to download the Update data please visit http://www.nintendo.co.uk/mariokart7


famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)May 15, 2012

Time for the WuHu'ers (TM, Greg Leahy) to become the Boo-Hoo'ers.

Already been online with the patch, no one is choosing WuHu now!

ChariblazeMay 15, 2012

So what were the exploits for Wuhu Island Loop and Bowser Castle 1?

NinSageMay 15, 2012

Yay! Time to start playing MK7 online again!

Pixelated PixiesMay 15, 2012

Awesome. If only they were able or willing to patch Brawl...If only.

Mop it upMay 15, 2012

I wish they had done this with Mario Kart Wii, I liked Grumble Volcano...

ROiDSMay 15, 2012

Quote from: Pixelated

Awesome. If only they were able or willing to patch Brawl...If only.

You can always just get SSB: Project M.

plufimMay 16, 2012

Finally I can choose Wuhu Mountain! I really enjoyed the track, but once the cheaters set in I felt like I could never pick it, even though I was an honorable player.

TJ SpykeMay 16, 2012

Quote from: Pixelated

Awesome. If only they were able or willing to patch Brawl...If only.

The only thing that NEEDS patching is the online. Everything else is just peoples own personal preferences. Well, I did hate that Samus got nerfed since she is weaker than she was in Melee.

Yeah, for better or worse, most of the things in Brawl are the way they are intentionally.

MorcantMay 17, 2012

I have played once since the patch and had a very enjoyable experience. It seems to have weeded out a lot of the jerk/douchebag crowd.

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