Mario Kart Wii and Wii Wheel

Mario Kart Wii and Wii Wheel

Earlier at E3 during Nintendo's keynote speech by Reggie Fils-Aime, Mario Kart Wii was officially announced. It was pretty obvious the franchise would show up on Wii at some point, but it's nice to hear nonetheless.

Unexpectedly however, the game will ship with a steering wheel accessory dubbed the "Wii Wheel". The wheel is said to be very similar to the one Ubisoft packed in with some launch games.

Also of note is that Mario Kart Wii will feature online versus play. It's penned for release early in 2008 for the US.

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B Darius said:

I KNEW it would come one day! Wonder what characters will appear.

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eric ♥ wii said:

ONLINE! Wow! Lots of good games have been released at E3 this year. Are there any pictures of the "wii wheel"?

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wiiman said:

I loved mario kart for gc and Nintendo 64. For Wii it will be even better if they keep it original.

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Fire Emblem Fan 14 said:

Dang I need to spend more money!

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woohoo said:

Finally mario kart for the Wii. Does anyone know the exact date for preordering.

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blah blah said:

I dream about this but not really about the wheel thingy.

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DragonFoxCoon said:

Mario Kart rules. The only thing the series could use, besides online play, is a Track Editor mode; that's why I loved the RC racer Re-Volt so much.

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wiiboy101 said:

It's nothing like ubisoft's tatty bit of round plastic. It's a full on steering wheel with buttons and a sweet design, not a pile of crud 1penny bit of plastic. It's a 3 spoke sports car looking thing and looks very sweet.

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Jskrdude said:

Can't wait.

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BrothaZ said:

Finally, something about the next Mario Kart. Today is a HUGE day for Wii news for me. SSBB's release date, Donkey Kong, 15 sec movie, SMG movie. So much news.

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Stinky12694 said:

Oh yeah!

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Gonzo said:

This is great. I knew it would happen some day. This is a "must-get" game.

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Orez said:

The wheel looks awesome.

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Guitardude said:

Great. There better be DS to Wii connectivity.

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ChickenWing said:

Just hope you can turn off the lame slow player catch up that plagued the 64 version. So lame when a newbie who can't play the game wins by on the last lap by having faster speed and getting super weapons.

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KOOL-AID said:

Yes I hope the new characters aren't just one of the blowoff to the side characters like Koopa. I really hope one of the characters is PacMan like from the other games.

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writing with mywii said:

I think pac-man is in the game because I saw him next to Mario driving a kart in a picture I found.

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pt said:

I wonder who else is in the game. I bet namco is like on mario cart GP.

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SSBB Obsession said:

There was a rumor that Pac-Man would be in it. I'm not trying to spread it. I'm trying to make the fact known that Pac-Man is a possibility. He has been in Mario Kart before. Well, the Japanese only ones.

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ShadowLuigi said:

All we know is it's going to be a good game! It's going to come out in the first 3 months of next year.

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insultman911 said:

Hey, writing with my wii. That picture was from mario kart arcade gp. It's an arcade game, not a video game. Pac man is a namco dude and might not be in it.

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danielrobb said:

Will there be any feedback from the Wii remote? I think it will be needed.

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