Mario Kart Wii Heads Online

Up to 12-players will be able to hop on Nintendo Wi-Fi and toss various colored turtle shells at each other when Mario Kart ends up on the Wii. Satoru Iwata made it official at a Japanese press conference.

This will mark the largest game on Nintendo’s online network (assuming something doesn’t release before it), but as of now, it still seems like we’ll be stuck using Friend Codes to track down buddies. Sigh.