Mario Kart 3DS: Everything We Know
For the most part, Nintendo's kept its upcoming Mario games under wraps, to the point that we know more about Kid Icarus: Uprising than the plumber's latest adventure.
This also applies to Mario Kart 3DS. The game is on the way, but Nintendo refuses to elaborate on the new features, roster and courses.
That said, we expect to get our hands on it at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (June 7-9), where we'll chuck banana peels and pull off insane drifts in glasses free 3D.
For now, we scoured the Internet to learn more about this exciting racer. Here's what we found.
-Mario Kart 3DS will run at a blistering 60 frames per second, making it the fastest portable entry in the series.
-Characters will display facial expressions during and after races. They will also glance at opponents as they pass by.
-Familiar weapons return, including banana peels, green shells and the Blooper attack that splashes black ink on the other players' screens.
-You can drive right through Princess Peach's castle.
-WuHu Island, from Wii Sports Resort and Pilotwings Resort, is also in the game.
-Mii characters appear in the background. Not sure if they're playable.
-The game will feature online/local play, as well as the option of uploading/downloading ghost data.
-Mario and Luigi are playable.
-Game supports 3D and Nintendo will use the tech in interesting ways, with blossoms falling from trees.
-You'll need to dodge giant goombas and boulders.
-Scheduled to release before the end of 2011.