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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