Mario Kart Wii to have 32 tracks, mid-air tricks

Mario Kart WiiThat Famitsu magazine sure is a treasure trove of information today! In addition to our earlier report regarding the cast of Street Fighter IV, the Japanese publication also has quite a few new details regarding Nintendo’s Mario Kart Wii.

According to Famitsu, the game will include 32 tracks, 16 of which will be brand new. The rest will be remakes of courses that have appeared in previous Mario Kart games throughout the years.  Players will be able to race on them in the game’s 12-player online multiplayer mode, as well as in 4-player split-screen match-ups. Nintendo is even including the option to play as your very own custom Mii avatar.

Probably the most interesting news is that Mario Kart Wii will also feature…mid-air stunts!? These will apparently join the good old-fashioned power slide as a new way for players to zip around the track; if a trick is pulled off successfully, players will get a small boost once their wheels touch down.

To be honest, this particular element seems an odd pairing with the Mario Kart franchise, but then again, I guess anything goes in a game where a gorilla can pull turtle shells out of his back pocket and mushrooms can propel go karts to breakneck speeds, huh?


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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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