Nintendo revealed during their conference that they’ve opened a new site for upcoming 3DS title, Mario Kart 7. The site features the usual articles as in how to play, characters, courses, cart customisation, items and online play. The site goes on to mention that 16 new courses have been added bringing the total number of tracks to 32 including the courses that are returning from past Mario Kart games. You can also view videos on the site from the Kinoko Cup and Koura Cup right now.
As far as characters go, there’ll be 12 characters making a return as well as the ability to use your Miis in the race.
With the cart customisation, this has been broken down into three different sections: frame, glider and tires. During the race, the coins you collect can be used to acquire new parts for your cart for unique and original combinations.
Under the network play section, it mentions that races between 8 friends will be supported across the world. The options screen will let you choose to race between friends, people you’ve raced against and people you’ve StreetPassed with. The networking feature will also allow you to create a community where your friends can gather and meet before racing online. You can add friends to your community as you like.
On the site, there are examples of the community feature at work where it shows a “Nearby Community” which could be your neighbours, for example, and an “Overseas Community” which would host your overseas friends. Each player can make up to 8 different communities. Creating a community generates a code which you then give to friends, they can then search for your group using this code and join your community. As well as that, Nintendo will be sending out “Recommended Communities” through the SpotPass function.
The site doesn’t make mention of the Mario Kart channel that was mentioned during the presentation, the channel will be used to present all the information you’ve gathered in StreetPass and SpotPass encounters.
The link for the official site is below so if you can’t wait and want to see more, get clicking.