Mario Strikers Charged Online Details

Mario Strikers ChargedAlright, I’ve been a little busy over the past few days and am just now catching up on gaming related info.

Anyway, this past Wednesday Eurogamer had some news on the upcoming Mario Strikers game for the Nintendo Wii. The game will have online play of course, but what’s most interesting is that two people will be able to play online against two players on another Wii via Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connect service.

The only downside is that Nintendo is still sticking with Friend Codes, so while you can choose to be randomly matched against other individuals or teams, unless you have a Friend Code of someone in another country you’ll be locked into your particular region. Considering my experience with playing people from Japan in Mario Kart DS, that’s probably for the best as their skills are insane.

Although no official release date has been announced for North America other than “Q3 of 2007,” Europe will be receiving their version on 5/25. That means online play for the Wii via Wi-Fi Connect should get most of the bugs worked out by the time it’s released here in the states.

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