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Mario Kart Wii coming to Europe on April 11

Confirmed by Nintendo!

Nintendo has just confirmed that highly anticipated title Mario Kart Wii will reach European shores on April 11.

The game is bundled with the Wii Wheel, but provides five different control options for players: the Wii Wheel, Wii Remote turned on its side, Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination, Classic Controller and even Nintendo GameCube controller.

Sixteen new tracks will be included, in addition to sixteen other tracks from previous Mario Kart games. We're preying one of those isn't Baby Park.

Multiplayer mode includes four-player local racing and eleven-player support using Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection service. Ten battle arenas will also be available.

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In addition, a new Wii Channel will be launched alongside the game - the Mario Kart Channel. Players will be able to monitor their ranking against other players, as well as access and share Ghost Data with each other.

The Channel will also allow players to jump into friend's races, even if they're in progress, or simply be a spectator. Even better, Nintendo has hinted that it will run special events through the service.

UPDATE: Nintendo has just thrown screenshots of what seems to be the entire game at us (178 of them!) Enjoy.

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