6. Unlockable Incentive Content Included On Other Games Imagine if, come April 27, you run out and buy “Mario Kart Wii” and, upon throwing it in, it recognizes that you …
Hotly Anticipated Racing Game Includes Innovative Wii Wheel
REDMOND, Wash., March 12, 2008 – This year, the typical signs of spring will be accompanied by the sweet sound of revving engines and the sight of lightning-fast shells whizzing around every corner. Mario Kart® Wii is zooming toward its launch in the United States on April 27. The game comes with the intuitive Wii Wheel™, which makes it easy for novices to compete against veterans, so no one is left in the dust. And with a broadband hookup to Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection, players can compete with up to 11 other drivers from around the world for racing dominance.
“Mario Kart Wii transforms one of our most popular franchises into a race that every member of the family can join,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Driving with the Wii Wheel could not be more natural, and this is one place where speeding is encouraged.”
Mario Kart Wii
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Wii Channels (WiiWare/VC coverage)
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Lords of Thunder
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Australia, 7 March, 2008 – Available 24 April 2008, Mario Kart™ Wii brings the iconic Mario Kart franchise onto Wii™ for the very first time. With a host of features including the Wii Wheel™, classic and new race tracks, never-before seen Mario Kart characters, new vehicles, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, and even a new Wii channel – the Mario Kart Channel – Mario Kart Wii is a must have for every Wii owner.
To make it one of the most accessible Mario Kart games to date, Mario Kart Wii comes bundled with a new accessory – the Wii Wheel. The intuitive Wii Wheel makes it simple for everyone to pick up and play Mario Kart Wii, no matter what your previous gaming experience may be. For those that like a challenge, Mario Kart Wii supports four additional control options; Wii Remote turned sideways, Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination, Classic Controller and the Nintendo GameCube® Controller, so there is a control method that fits everyone’s experience and style.
Taken from the European Mario Kart Website:
With Mario Kart Wii’s launch date of 11 April fast approaching, Wii owners are gearing up for a racing experience unrivalled by any other in the kart racing series. While the game introduces a slew of new features across the board, perhaps most eagerly awaited are its online options, which take the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection action found in Mario Kart DS to a whole new level.
In Mario Kart Wii you can go online via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection by yourself or together with a friend playing on the same Wii console, and let the games begin! You can directly jump into online races with random players Worldwide, or opt for Continental if you prefer a challenge closer to home.
Thanks to Milabrega for the summary:
-Full widescreen now
-No paper filter likely since they didn’t mention that
-Japan only release right now
-Not a remake, not going to be running 16:9
Crap Games (Podcast Filler?):
-Agatha Christy = 4.9
-Kidz Sports International Soccer = 1.0 “A total turd”
-London Taxi Rush Hour = looks like a bad n64 game
MX Vs. ATV Untamed:
-Floaty, Frame rate is kind of weak
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