Wii Downloadable Content: Mario Kart Wii Track

Mario Kart Wii Tournament

The latest online tournament for Mario Kart Wii brings a very special surprise, in the form of a new track and game mode. The new track, Galaxy Colosseum, is extremely basic and is just a round disc, but it’s a new track nonetheless. It also contains a new Boss Attack mode though.

This tournament lasts until June 9th and there’s no word yet if the track will still be available after the tournament, so you better just log on and grab while it’s there. Then join the tournament, and show us your competitive side!

Mario Kart Wii Tournament Announced

Mario Kart Wii

Now that Mario Kart Wii has been launched worldwide, it’s only fitting that competitions begin to spring up. Even better is that Nintendo is putting them together and they will be worldwide. Compete against everyone.

These competitions will be available through the in-game Mario Kart channel. The first competition will put racers in competition for the fastest time on the Mario Circuit so get to practicing. The good news though, is that you’ll get to keep trying and trying as long as the tournament goes on, so don’t let your first attempts get you down.

Mario Kart Wii Contest

Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii Contest in the UK

So this sucks if you live in the US (me) but at 30 various GAME locations in the UK, you’ll be able to participate in the Mario Kart Grand Wii Tournament. First of all, you’ll be one of the first people to play the game, and second, you’ll have a chance to win a Mario Kart VW Beetle Convertible. The contest will take place on Saturday, April 5th and the game will be released 6 days later on the 11th. I want a Mario Kart Beetle. I’m not sure how long I could put up with the name calling though. Not because it’s a Mario Kart themed ride, but because it’s a VW Beetle. Put Mario on my Jeep and I’ll rock it all over town.

Mario Kart Wii Intro

Take a look at the Japanese intro for Mario Kart Wii. You’ll get to see some gameplay, including some fun looking jumps and motorcycle racing too.

Mario Kart Wii Coming April 27

Nintendo has finally given us, through an official press release, an exact date that we can expect to see Mario Kart Wii here in the US. The game will come, with the Wii Wheel, on April 27th. I know, I know… that’s too long to wait, but you just have to, ok.

More About Mario Kart Wii Text Chat

Well if you thought it was bad enough that Mario Kart Wii doesn’t even have voice chat, it gets worse. They’ve announced that they will have have text chat, at least, but it seems that it’s extremely limited. You can’t even type in what you want, actually. Their version of text chat will only consist of a limited selection of automated phrases, such as “Hello.” Wow, Nintendo needs to kick the old guys out of the development department.

Mario Kart Wii to Have…Text Chat

Old Typewriter Keys

Sometimes I just don’t know about Nintendo. One of the most ridiculous things has come to light about the upcoming Mario Kart Wii, and kinda funny too. Nintendo has decided to add player to player communication, but instead of opting for some sort of headset, they are including text chat. So what you will do is, create a room for your Friend Code buddies to join and you can chat while you wait for other racers. Hmmmm…. FAIL!!!