With nearly every addition to the Mario Kart franchise, the stable of playable racers has grown like a watered mushroom. From the original cast of 8 in Super Mario Kart to the sizable 20 in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the trend stokes speculation as to the possibilities for the upcoming Mario Kart 7.
Nintendo Power has revealed two lovable insects making their Mario Kart debut: Wiggler and the Honey Queen. The former made his premier in Super Mario World (read: arguably the best Mario game to grace the Earth), and I’ll make the daring prediction that his Kart is going to rock well more than 4 wheels – if I’m wrong about this, I was just joking.
The Honey Queen was a later addition to the franchise, but just as memorable for players of Super Mario Galaxy in 2007. Those who followed Mario’s adventure to space may recall her absurdly well-rendered abdomen. Fuzzy.
Nintendo Power’s announcement comes on the tail of some other character unveilings: Metal Mario – surely a heavyweight – and Lakitu, who might be dodging his usual role as fisherman of the fallen.
Mario Kart 7 is coming to the Nintendo 3DS on December 4th, 2011, and Nintendo Power has hinted at more secret character reveals before the big day!