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Mario Kart 7

by Matthew Blundon - June 20, 2010, 10:03 am EDT
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Mario’s prettiest looking handheld Mario Kart to date.

Every Nintendo system has had its own Mario Kart since the SNES, so it shouldn’t have come as too big of a surprise that Nintendo has plans to bring the franchise to its new handheld, the Nintendo 3DS.

Mario Kart 3DS contains everything that gamers have come to love from the series, from shooting shells to throwing banana peels all over the course. The courses this time around look even nicer than they did in Mario Kart DS, with locations ranging from Wuhu Island to Princess Peach’s Castle. The improved lighting and 3D visuals add to each course as well, easily making this the prettiest looking handheld Mario Kart.

Not much is known about the actual gameplay, but Nintendo has promised that Mario Kart 3DS will take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS’s new connectivity options, including ghost exchange data and expanded local and wireless multiplayer. Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection will also be used in Mario Kart 3DS, allowing players to race other gamers from every corner of the globe.

No specific release date has been announced for Mario Kart 3DS.

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Game Profile

Mario Kart 7 Box Art

Genre Racing
Developer Nintendo,
Retro Studios
Players1 - 8

Worldwide Releases

na: Mario Kart 7
Release Dec 04, 2011
jpn: Mario Kart 7
Release Dec 01, 2011
RatingAll Ages
eu: Mario Kart 7
Release Dec 02, 2011
aus: Mario Kart 7
Release Dec 03, 2011
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