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E3 2007: Mario Kart Wii

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Mario Kart Wii is finally official, it'll use a fancy Wii Wheel and more importantly it'll feature online multiplayer action.

The new version of Mario Kart, due in early 2008, features new vehicles and lets players near and far compete using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo’s wireless gaming service. Mario Kart launches with the Wii Wheel (name not final), a steering wheel housing for the Wii Remote that brings new controls and challenges for veteran gamers, while making getting into a race easy and intuitive for newcomers.

The early screenshots are already displaying great use of the the Wii hardware even this early into development and given the success of Mario Kart DS' online play the game is likely to be hugely popular.

Little is known about the Wii Wheel just yet but hopefully if developed correctly it should set a standard for future Wii racing games.

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DazzaAdmin

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Dazza said:

This is going to be immense! Online Mario Kart on the big screen! I'm glad they've ditched the 'double dash' idea of 2 in a cart. Back to basics I hope.

The Wii Wheel looks like great fun too. I think it will be more intuitive to newcomers to gaming. Seems like the Wii includes some action buttons on the back of it which is pretty neat.

Can't wait to try this one out! :-)

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