Mario Kart Wii to feature 16-person online multiplayer

This is going to be awesome. Fans of Mario Kart and people who still possess the capacity to enjoy things just received tentative confirmation that their futures are going to be so bright that they’ll need sunglasses. The source? It isn’t new-fangled space drugs or mind-porn this time around, but Mario Kart on the Wii, online, with a maximum of 16 players.

Battle Mode will be available online as well, although whether or not we’ll be able to take part in massive 16-player brawls in Battle Mode remains to be confirmed.

The news was featured in a scan of the original Official Nintendo Magazine on the site Go Nintendo. What else did the article mention? Well, there will also be in-air stunts and updated versions of Mario Kart DS tracks.

It’s good to see Nintendo really beginning to implement internet connectivity into their new titles. The company was really weak on the online arena for a long time, with both Microsoft and Sony pre-empting them with an online marketplace component. Perhaps this is a sign of the times however? Either way, more online is more better. Gamers can look forward to Mario Kart Wii around Spring 2008.


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