Turtles with tambourines? Why not?

Are you anticipating Excitebots for the Wii? The game seemed to come out of nowhere, and already its fast approaching it's release! Until now details have been fairly sparse, but now the floodgates are open and the details are pouring in.

A sequel to Excite Truck, the launch game straight from Nintendo, Excitebots: Trick Racing mixes things up in a large way by replacing realistic vehicles with animal and bug inspired bots. From the start you'll have access to an assortment of bots including a turtle, a ladybug, and a bat. As you race and collect stars (the game's scoring system and currency) you'll unlock more bots and other content.

During each race your goal will not be entirely to finish in first. Rather, you'll want to be the one with the most stars. Of course your finishing position will gain you points, but other profitable events will appear as you drive. For instance, you can score some extra stars by catching butterflies and landing on sunflowers. I only wish I could make this stuff up.

In addition to single player modes, Trick Racing includes a meaty online experience. You can expect plenty of modes and options for play against friends and foes from across the world. Fans of the original Excite Truck may be wondering whether or not SD card music support is included in the sequel as it was in the first. Apparently the option is currently not included, but by the time the game's released it may be added.

Crazy as the game may sound, it certainly offers a unique premise with a large potential for fun. You can nab Excitebots in North America on April 20th, and most likely elsewhere before long. Keep a close eye on this one. Nintendo pulled it out rather quickly, but it could very likely be the Wii's big next hit!

[source gonintendo.com]