RACE TO THE TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD WITH THE NEW MARIO KART 7 COMMUNITY APPLICATION

13 th Aug, 2013 – If you know your way around the racetracks of the Mushroom Kingdom, you’ll want to set up your karts and load up on Bananas as the MK7 Community Application hits Facebook on 13 th August.

As well as battling it out to be immortalised in the Mario Kart 7 Hall of Fame, you will be able to compete in Weekly Races and Time Trial leaderboards, get special event notifications and chat on the Community Page. So whether you like to race against other players, compete for the fastest possible lap times or just meet other fans to play and chat with - the new Facebook app for Mario Kart 7 has something for you.

Hall of Fame

Race your way to the top and get immortalised in the Hall of Fame. Every month, the app will keep track of the best racers across the Nintendo UK Mario Kart 7 Community and induct someone permanently into the Hall of Fame.

Leaderboards

  • Event Races - Get bragging rights by beating your friends and other Mario Kart 7 players from across the UK in community races every week and special monthly event races. The most recent race leaderboards will also be showcased on the community page.
  • Time Trials – Think you can’t be beaten on Melody Motorway or Rainbow Road? Prove it with the Time Trial leaderboards. Each track will have its own permanent leaderboard so you can show off your skills on your favourite tracks and battle it out for the record times.
Community

Join in the fun with other Mario Kart 7 fans online. Swap community codes, set up races with other players and participate in Mario Kart discussion on the community page.

By entering your Mii name into the MK7 Community Application, you can link to your Facebook profile and start submitting race times as well as competing in weekly and special UK events.* The application will even link in with your Facebook events to notify you of upcoming races and let you see how many of your friends you’ll be competing against.

Mario Kart 7 on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL is the ultimate Mario Kart experience. In the latest game in the series, you have to master racing on land, underwater or in the air through 32 courses, made up of 16 new and 16 remastered retro courses. You can also customise your karts using a combination of frame, wheels and glider parts which can be unlocked by collecting coins during each race.

Bringing together racers locally via Wi-Fi and StreetPass or globally though an internet connection, Mario Kart 7 allows you to race against friends and Mario Kart fans everywhere.

With the option to construct your own communities and define your racing mode and items, you can always play your way.

There will be more reasons than ever for Mario Kart 7 players to keep competing when the MK7 Community Application hits Facebook on 13 th August. To find out more, go to http://www.nintendo.co.uk/mariokart7

For more information:

Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour: http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk

Nintendo UK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nintendouk

Nintendo 3DS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nintendo3dsuk

Nintendo UK on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nintendouk

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Notes to editors 

The MK7 Community Application is a desktop only Facebook application. It is supported on most major browsers including Internet Explorer 7-10 and the current major versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.

*The app uses Facebook authorisation to gain access to a user’s image and profile name so that it can utilise these in the leaderboards and for Hall of Fame purposes.

About Nintendo 3DS:

Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB/4GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system. www.nintendo3ds.co.uk

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 655 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.


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