In a first, Nintendo Australia is releasing a game on a Saturday.

Nintendo Australia is trying something crazy, and we like it. Mario Kart 7 will be released in Australia on December 3rd. Yes, that’s right, a Saturday. That means Mario Kart 7 will be released worldwide within a four-day window. Japan gets the game first on December 1st, Europe a day later on the 2nd, Australia on the 3rd and America the very next day. How awesome is that?

This is the first time that we can recall where Nintendo Australia had a release such as this. It’s a great move to get their games into our hands all at the same time. We suspect that since its released on a Saturday, Nintendo might hold special events at their stores in Melbourne and Sydney. Let the countdown begin.

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Nintendo Australia announces that the highly anticipated Mario Kart 7 will be in stores Saturday 3 December.

Available on Nintendo 3DS, Mario Kart 7 is the latest instalment in the Mario Kart franchise and brings exciting 3D kart action to the palm of your hand. Mario Kart 7 drivers can explore all new competitive kart possibilities; customise your kart, speed over the sea floor as you race underwater, or glide over the tracks as the Glider is deployed on big jumps. Mastering these abilities will allow you to find shortcuts and beat your opponents to the finish line.

Classic items return and some new power-ups appear for the first time in Mario Kart 7. Fans of the Tanooki power-up will be glad to hear that the Super Leaf makes an appearance in this latest instalment giving you both offensive and defensive abilities. Use your Tanooki tail to both protect you from incoming shells and to whip opponents off the track.

There is a course suited to every driving style, from wild rides over a mountain road to city streets and dusty deserts. Fans might recognise new courses on Wuhu Island and in the jungles from Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Also available on Nintendo 3DS will be Super Mario 3D Land on 24 November. Bringing a unique mix of classic and brand new Mario gameplay, Super Mario 3D Land also sees the return of the Tanooki suit!

It’s Mario as you have never seen him before! Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 - only on Nintendo 3DS