Metal Mario and Lakitu are two of the already-confirmed characters joining the roster in Mario Kart 7 in December, but they're not the only new faces you'll be able to pick.

Honey Queen from Super Mario Galaxy and Wiggler, first seen in Super Mario World have both signed up as competitors in Nintendo's big 3D racer.

Last week we learnt about Mario Kart 7's online features where you'll be able to pit your Wiggler against a Metal Mario on the other side of the world.