Mario Kart Wii
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Mario Kart Wii
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Mario and Luigi demonstrating the Wii Wheel, bundled with the game
Developer Nintendo EAD
Series Mario Kart
Released Flag of the United States Spring 2008
Flag of Europe Q2 2008
Flag of Japan Spring 2008
Flag of Australia 2008
Genre Kart racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer, Online multiplayer
Ratings ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
OFLC: G 
Media Wii Optical Disc
Input methods Wii Remote, Wii Wheel
Mario Kart Wii (working title) is a kart racing video game by Nintendo for the Wii console. The game is currently projected for release sometime in Spring 2008 in North America. The game will be packaged with the Wii Wheel accessory. It is designed to house the Wii Remote to allow more intuitive and conventional steering. It was first announced in Nintendo Power.
* 1 Gameplay
o 1.1 Characters
* 2 History
* 3 References
* 4 External links
Like its predecessor, "Mario Kart DS", Mario Kart Wii will include single driver gameplay, unlike the approach by Mario Kart: Double Dash!! on the Nintendo Gamecube. Like Mario Kart DS, the game will contain new tracks while including classic circuits such as Yoshi Falls, DK Mountain, Sherbet Land and Peach Beach.
This game has been announced as supporting the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. It will support an online racing mode where players will be able to go against each other in a single race racing simultaneously and an online battle mode. It has been confirmed that it will also feature 12 player online races.
It was revealed by N-Gamer magazine that the game would feature many of the old weapons and items that have been used in past Mario Kart games, and that a number of new items are also being added.
In addition to expand gameplay, motorcycles were added. Players can either choose to use a motorcycle or a kart. But, as shown in videos, different players can use karts or motorcycles simuntaneously during gameplay.
Main article: Mario Kart playable characters
Currently, only a few characters have been confirmed via the E3 2007 briefing. Each character appears to have their own custom vehicles, from a painted muscle car-like hot rod for Wario to a baby stroller/pushchair for Baby Mario to a royal limo for Princess Peach. Also, there appears to be a basic "Kart" and motorcycle for each character. Making his first playable appearance in the Mario Kart series is Boo, though it's unknown if King Boo will be making a reappearance from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.
Nintendo first mentioned the Wii iteration of Mario Kart in Nintendo Power. The creator of Mario Kart DS was asked in an interview about future developments of the series, and he said that it would possibly begin work on the Revolution (the code name for the Wii before the console was released) version soon, as seen on issue 194.
At the E3 2007 Media and Business Summit, Mario Kart Wii was officially announced along with its online-enabled features. The first footage of the title was shown. During Reggie Fils-Aime's presentation, he unveiled the new entry via a trailer that showed off some gameplay and some other characters.