Where are the other 96 red balloons?

It's no surprise that Mario Kart 7 features courses from previous games, but now you can race by land, air and sea some past tracks might work a little differently.

In the new shots below we've got some aerial action in Mario Kart Wii's Mushroom Gorge, the return of Balloon Battle in a Super Mario Kart-inspired battle stage and the Luigi Mansion stage from Mario Kart DS.

It's not all recycled content though: half of the game's 32 courses are brand new, and some even feature sheep. Or goats. We're not sure which.

Last week Nintendo revealed more about Mario Kart 7's online features, including the new Community tool and Mario Kart Channel.