Unfortunately, there isn’t much to talk about currently besides the latest Call of Duty getting a bunch of zeros across the board. One interesting piece of news (and I really, really had to dig for this) is that the character roster for the 3DS-bound Mario Kart 7 has been revealed in full.
What?! Mario is a playable character?
Here’s the character list:
From previous Mario Kart titles:
any Mii characters
New to Mario Kart 7:
Metal Mario (Super Mario 64)
Lakitu (Super Mario Bros.)
Honey Queen (Super Mario Galaxy)
Wiggler (Super Mario World)
Rosalina (Super Mario Galaxy)
How is Metal Mario not just Mario? What benefit, if any, would playing as Metal Mario have during a race? Can Metal Mario still get stunned by a fireball item? Somebody didn’t think this through.
They see me rollin’.
In the Mario Kart games, if you are driving in the wrong direction, Fishin’ Lakitu will come down and tell you so. If Lakitu is racing, does the universe subsequently implode when he drives the wrong way?
Wario, still sporting his classic non’Ware look.
Also, there has been word on the courses in the game. There will be 32 tracks, consisting of a 50/50 split of old and new. 16 tracks are completely new (one will be based off of Wuhu Island from Wii Sports Resort and Pilotwings 3DS), and the other 16 will be returning courses from previous versions of Mario Kart.
Video footage of the characters shows us that courses such as Luigi’s Raceway, Bowser’s Airship, an SNES Bowser’s Castle track, Peach’s Castle, Koopa Troopa Beach and Waluigi Pinball will be returning for Mario Kart 7. Sift through the footage and see if you can recognise any others. I think I sense a few more Double Dash courses in there.