Mario Kart 7 is the official name for the House of Mario's next racer, and here's the official logo to make that even clearer.

The logo might not be much to look at, but the accompanying artwork is certainly a lot easier on the eye, depicting Mario, Luigi and Bowser in a range of vehicles.

We played the game in June and more recently in July, and found it rather enjoyable, as you'll see from our Mario Kart 7 preview.

Mario Kart 7 is down for release in December this year. What do you make of its logo — sleek and shiny enough for you, or does it show a lack of imagination? Sound off below.