Metal Mario and Lakitu added to Mario Kart 7 Roster

Wednesday, 14th September 2011 03:24 GMT By Matt Williams

New gameplay footage has revealed that Mario Kart 7 will add Metal Mario and Lakitu to the starting grid for the very first time.

The reveal was made in a developer interview with Series Producer Hideki Konno.

Metal Mario is the shiny, metal of Mario that appeared in Super Mario 64. In Mario Kart 7 he will drive a metallic version of Mario’s kart. Lakitu is the bespectacled cloud-riding Koopa that has signaled the countdown at the starting line throughout the Mario Kart series. In Mario Kart 7 he will drive a wheeled version of his trademark cloud.

Konno states that Mario Kart 7 will feature “several” new characters, suggesting more characters will be revealed in the future.

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  1. ultramega

    Looking great, as always.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. BraveArse

    Far more interesting is what they gave planned for spot pass, street pass and online. Looks great to me. :D

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Lewis247

    Japanese: Beep, Beep, Beep, Bomp.
    English: signal that counts down.

    Looking great, flying seems interesting. Lakitu is such a cool little character, had no idea what his name was :P

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    A new colour for an already existing character?; Thats a new character in Nintendos book!

    #4 3 years ago

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