E3: Mario Kart 3DS out this holiday season

At Nintendo’s E3 2011 press conference this morning, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime brought out a bunch of old Nintendo franchises that will be making their way to the 3DS, and chief among them is Mario Kart. A trailer for the game, which Fils-Aime called “a tricked-out version [of Mario Kart] you haven’t driven before,” showed some new gameplay: underwater racing, with propeller-equipped karts; kart customization; and parasailing.

You can check out some screencaps of the press conference trailer in the gallery. Mario Kart 3DS will be out this holiday season.

Samit Sarkar