Screenshots of the next entry in the popular Mario Kart series have hit the web - but before you get too excited about laying your eyes on the recently-announced Wii U sequel, we should point out that we're talking about Mario Kart: Arcade GP DX, developed by Namco Bandai. It's the third game in the coin-op lineage, following on from Mario Kart Arcade GP and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2.

Spotted by a poster on NeoGAF, the screens show a wide range of characters - taken from both Nintendo and Namco Bandai's output - as well as the signature ability to snap your photo and use it in the game. Although it's being developed by Namco Bandai, Nintendo has some input - which is possibly why the gliders from Mario Kart 7 have made their way into this version.

Another exciting addition is Team Mode, which allows two players to combine their karts - with one handling the driving and the other in control of the weapons - which reminds us of Mario Kart: Double Dash. 10 "redesigned" courses are promised, and the game is due to hit Japanese arcades this summer.

Will you be checking out your local arcade for this in the future, or have the previous Mario Kart arcade releases left you feeling a bit cold? Leave and comment and we'll all know.

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