Following the proliferation of small Mario Kart 7 3DS communities, Nintendo has decided to create its own community group called the “Nintendo AUS/NZ Community” and invites all players to join up and throw down against the company on the tarmac.

In addition to playing against players from all around New Zealand and Australia, gamers will be able to show Nintendo how its done on Monday the 27th of February at 8.30 – 9.30pm NZT.

There’s also an official Nintendo AUS/NZ Mario Kart 7 community site that can be found here. The site will be updated with new challenges, says Nintendo.

Nintendo has provided the following instructions for those interested in joining up:

  • To join the Nintendo AUS/NZ Community all you have to do is have a copy of Mario Kart 7 on Nintendo 3DS
  • When in Mario Kart 7, choose the ‘Mario Kart Channel’ option from the Main Menu to set up your online save file
  • Choose ‘Online Multiplayer’ from the Main Menu
  • Choose ‘Communities’
  • Choose ‘Recommendations’ and select ‘Nintendo AUS/NZ’

  • Or alternatively choose ‘Enter Code’ and enter the community code 39-7327-4613-9024

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