Mario Kart 7

3DS / Racing / Release: Dec 4, 2011 / ESRB: E

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Nintendo offering free Pokemon X/Y with 3DS and game purchase

Nintendo offering free Pokemon X/Y with 3DS and game purchase

Nintendo is offering another Club Nintendo promotion that can net you a free copy of Pokemon X or Y, if you take the plunge on purchasing a 3DS system. Buying a 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS, along with one of six games will net you a digital copy of one of our favorite games from last year.

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Nintendo announces 3DS XL holiday bundle with Mario Kart 7

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Nintendo announces 3DS XL holiday bundle with Mario Kart 7

With the end-of-the-year holidays come end-of-the-year sales. Yay! In that spirit, Nintendo is hoping to entice you to purchase one of their plus-sized handhelds by unveiling a limited-edition 3DS XL Bundle that comes with Mario Kart 7, pre-installed. Folks interested grabbing the bundle will be able to choose between either black or blue color schemes for the device.

Read more: Save about 40 bucks »

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Shack PSA: 3DS first-party hits out now download

Shack PSA: 3DS first-party hits out now download

Nintendo kicked off its initiative of offering full retail games for download with New Super Mario Bros 2. With that goal accomplished, the company has moved into offering its backlog, with a large eShop update that offers some of its most popular retail 3DS games for digital purchase.

Read more: Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 offered »

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Mario Kart 7 shortcuts removed via patch

Mario Kart 7 shortcuts removed via patch

Nintendo has been slow to embrace new technologies, but the company is finally making more serious moves into the digital era. The latest baby step is in the form of patches, like fixing a game-breaking bug in Zelda: Skyward Sword, and now a new patch to stick it to those filthy Mario Kart 7 cheaters.

Read more: Patch to be downloaded from eShop »

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Nintendo reports first annual loss of about $460 million

Nintendo reports first annual loss of about $460 million

Nintendo has reported its results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, and they weren't pretty. The company reported an annual operating loss of 37.3 billion yen (approximately $460 million), the first time in the company's history of reporting such a loss. This is a slight improvement from its adjusted forecast from January, which predicted a 45 billion yen loss.

Read more: 3DS selling at a loss, Wii U sales predictions »

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Nintendo 3DS game patch support coming

Nintendo 3DS game patch support coming

In ye oldene dayes, if a console game was broken, it was stuck that way forever. Or, in the case of the Nintendo 3DS, in ye moderne dayes too. Not for much longer, though, as the handheld is getting support for game patches in a firmware update this week.

Read more: Mario Kart 7 first game to be patched »

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Mario 3DS games quickly overtook launch titles

Mario 3DS games quickly overtook launch titles

Nintendo recently released its financial figures, along with software charts that span the 2011 calendar year. Taking a closer look at the figures, an analyst points out that 3DS owners must have been starved for Mario, because games featuring the pudgy plumber surpassed all of the launch titles despite a much shorter sales window, creating yet another year of third-parties left in the dust.

Read more: Only three third-party games hit top-ten »

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Nintendo 3DS sales pass 4 million in the US

Nintendo 3DS sales pass 4 million in the US

With the holidays behind us and a new year begun, video game companies can get back to the important work of boasting about how great they are. Reporting a "great holiday season," Nintendo reveals that over 4 million Nintendo 3DS handhelds have now been bought in the US, while Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 have raced past the million sales mark to become the fastest-selling titles in their franchises' histories.

Read more: Skyward Sword also gone platinum »

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Weekend Confirmed 89 - Minecraft, Uncharted 3, Mario Kart 7

Weekend Confirmed 89 - Minecraft, Uncharted 3, Mario Kart 7

Jeff surprises Xav and Garnett this week with tales of his first few nights fighting to survive in Minecraft. He's been hard at work with his virtual pick and shows signs of being in for the long haul with the game. Garnett took advantage of the holiday time to get into Uncharted 3. A discussion of authored stories versus interactivity follows that pulls in the far different approach taken in Skyrim as a contrast. Mario also gets good time this week with both 3D Land and Kart finding their way into Xav and Jeff's hands. The latest on plans for Mass Effect 3 and an upcoming patch to fix the patch for Skyrim top the news highlights and it all wraps up with Finishing Moves.

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Coins an 'essential element' of Mario Kart 7

Coins an 'essential element' of Mario Kart 7

Long-time fans of the Mario Kart series might remember coins. Collecting them increased a kart's top speed, but they've only appeared as a gameplay element in two of the six Mario Kart titles. Now Mario Kart 7 is bringing them back, and Nintendo has changed its tune on how important they are to the legacy of the series.

Read more: 'Looking back now, I think they're an essential element' »

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Retro's help with Mario Kart 7 'an act of emergency'

Retro's help with Mario Kart 7 'an act of emergency'

Mario Kart series producer Hideki Konno has revealed that production on Mario Kart 7 stalled when it became necessary for Nintendogs + Cats to be completed for the Nintendo 3DS launch.

The two titles had been co-developed by Konno's division, Nintendo EAD Software Development Group No.1, with both projects originally starting with an internal production staff of eight people. According to the latest edition of Iwata Asks, there was "an act of emergency" to complete Mario Kart 7 by the end of the year, forcing Nintendo to bring Retro Studios in on the project.

Read more: Retro's Donkey Kong team brought in »

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How the 3DS 'Join Game' feature works

How the 3DS 'Join Game' feature works

With Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendo introduced a firmware update to improve friends lists. Most notably, it added a "Join Game" feature to jump into a multiplayer game, which was an odd choice to include in a strictly single-player game. The first game to actually support the feature is the upcoming Mario Kart 7, so now we can see just how it works.

Watch: A look at joining up in MK7 »

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Mario Kart 7 is 'traditional' series entry, says Miyamoto

Mario Kart 7 is 'traditional' series entry, says Miyamoto

If you've seen footage of the new Mario Kart 7, you might have noticed a feeling of deja vu. The game has been keen to show off its new gliders and underwater sections, but in general it looks like a Mario Kart game. Apparently this is no accident; Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto acknowledges that the series formula is pretty static, and was content for this iteration to keep it that way.

Read more: 'Safe to have it evolve in a pretty staid and traditional manner' »

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Nintendo strategically holding back 3DS games

Nintendo strategically holding back 3DS games

Nintendo's 3DS slate has been fairly light since launch, but heavy hitters, such as Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, should help bolster the library this holiday season. While Nintendo could release more games on the platform this year, company president Satoru Iwata says they've strategically kept some games out of 2011 to maximize their sales potential.

Read more: This year 'so dense' that additional software sales would suffer »

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Mario Kart 7 online features detailed, classic tracks teased

Mario Kart 7 online features detailed, classic tracks teased

Mario Kart has been a consistent hit for Nintendo's various platforms, and the company is hoping to replicate that success with the upcoming Mario Kart 7. Today Nintendo released new details on the latest kart racer, including new info on the online multiplayer, and StreetPass and SpotPass features.

Read more: Online modes, StreetPass, and more »

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