Buckle Up! Mario Kart Wii Puts Everyone in the Driver’s Seat

Posted by on Apr 29, 2008 in News, Press Releases |

 New Wii Wheel Brings Motion Controls to Nintendos Racing Franchise

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Since the invention of the automobile, kids have pantomimed driving with pretend steering wheels. Since the dawn of the video game age, people of all ages playing racing games have twisted and turned their controllers to steer their vehicles, even though it had no effect on the action on the screen. Now, Mario Kart® Wii makes these fantasies a reality and brings a new level of immersion and interaction to video games.

The raucous driving game, which launched Sunday, comes packaged with the Wii Wheel steering wheel accessory that houses the Wii Remote controller and lets players steer just as though they were driving a real car. The accessory has been specifically designed and engineered so that even someone who has never played a video game before can pick up the Wii Wheel and start racing instantly.

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