I checked out some of the new features of Mario Kart 3D at the Nintendo booth today. In addition to looking pretty, partially thanks to Donkey Kong Country Returns developer Retro Studios, the 3DS version adds customizable vehicles, flying sections and "underwater driving".
More from the Nintendo Q&A: it seems Mario Kart 3DS is being developed not solely by Nintendo, but as a collaboration between Nintendo and Retro, the team behind the Metroid Prime series. It'll also run at 60fps.
If you thought for a second that Nintendo wasn't going to bring Mario Kart to 3DS, than I guess today is your lucky day. For most of us however, the game's biggest surprise is the addition of flying and undersea racing. Nintendo has also added Mii support and the standard array of 3DS features; Spot Pass, Street Pass,…
Check out the amphibious and aerial footage of Mario Kart 3DS direct from Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference.
Mario and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto is in Paris at the moment on a 3DS press tour, and in between pressing the flesh and answering questions about his hobbies and pastimes, he's dropping hints about Mario Kart 3DS.
It wouldn't be a piece of Nintendo hardware without a Mario Kart game now, would it?