Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land Get Release Dates

An overdose of Mario by year's end.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Thanks to an announcement made during their Tokyo Game Show press conference, Nintendo has revealed release dates for both Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS. And as promised, both titles will be hitting the U.S. market before we ring in the new year.

Firstly, Super Mario 3D Land has been pegged for a November 13th release. That date plants Mario’s next three-dimensional adventure right in the thick of things between Uncharted 3, Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim, Halo Anniversary and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Sure, Super Mario 3D Land is a handheld title, these other game are not. But still, good god. So, good luck, little buddy. We’re pulling for you.


Then, on December 4th, Nintendo will release Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS. Also revealed in tandem with the announcement of an official release date were two new characters (Lakitu and Metal Mario), an optional first-person control method using the 3DS’s gyro sensor, and a trick system a la Mario Kart Wii.

Let’s hope Mario Kart 7 captures the same handheld magic that we experienced with Mario Kart DS, or as I like to call it: the best Mario Kart ever. Period.