Mario Kart 7 is a racing game for the Nintendo 3DS. It is the ninth installment of the Mario Kart series overall, the seventh in the main series (hence the game's title), and the third on a handheld console. The game was released on December 1, 2011 in Japan, December 2 in Europe, December 3 in Australia, and December 4 in North America. In the game, players are able to exchange Ghost Data and play online in multiplayer mode. Nintendo stated that the game brings "a bunch of new elements" to the Mario Kart series.[1].

[1] European box cover
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD, Retro Studios
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date [2] December 1, 2011 [3] December 2, 2011

[4] December 3, 2011 [5] December 4, 2011

Genre Racing
ESRB: [6] - Everyone
PEGI: [7] - Three years and older
CERO: [8] - All ages
Mode(s) Single-player, Local multi-player (up to 8 players) Online multiplayer
Media Nintendo 3DS card
Input Nintendo 3DS:[9] Control padTilt