It is great to know that Mario Kart will make it to the Rev, but I am pretty sure that it was a given. The only thing I hope is that they continue the traditional play and just add to the DS. If they do go out on another limb(we all know MKD), I hope that it is an option or something. I do not want it to be to dramatically different, DD still leaves an unsatisfied taste in my mouth.\
In the latest issue of Nintendo Power magazine (February 2006), Mario Kart producer Hideki Konno discussed his thoughts on the Nintendo Revolution and the future of the Mario Kart franchise.
Nintendo Power: What do you like most about the Revolution controller?
Hideki Konno: We're doing a lot of experiments right now with the Revolution controller and obviously with the direct pointing device (DPD) and its ability to track movement and distance. You know, that's huge, because that's a brand-new thing that we've never seen before in any controller. Trying to envision all the different things we could do with that motion sensor, that DPD, is a little mind-boggling.
NP: Where do you think the Mario Kart series can go from here?
Konno: As you know, Mario Kart has appeared on all of Nintendo's platforms so far, and I think it's done its job on the DS, or at least I hope it will with what's new. So the next logical step, of course, is the Revolution. Really what we hope to do is continue to bring new and creative things to the franchise that appeal not only to our established user base, but also bring new people into the game.
The rest of the interview is in the Feb edition of Nintendo Power.