Nintendo Announces Mario Kart Wii North American Release Date

After a tentative, vague “Spring 2008” release date given for Mario Kart Wii, Nintendo has finally gotten a little more specific: The date is now April 27th, 2008, a mere 16 days after Europe starts tearing up the track.

“Mario Kart Wii transforms one of our most popular franchises into a race that every member of the family can join,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Driving with the Wii Wheel could not be more natural, and this is one place where speeding is encouraged.”

In addition, Nintendo says that for more info about Mario Kart Wii, MarioKart.com is the place to be, though right now it just redirects to a Nintendo.com game profile page. Hopefully it’ll have its own fun little site to explore soon enough.