Aussie gamers are no strangers to long delays between a game's release in the US and Australia, especially when it it comes to Nintendo titles. Fans of the eagerly awaited Mario Kart Wii can rest a little easier now, as Nintendo Australia have announced that the game will be gracing our shores on April 24, seven days before the US.Mario Kart Wii will retail for A$99.95 and comes bundled with the Wii Wheel, a steering wheel-shaped shell for the Wiimote. If that's not your thing, players can also control their karts by using the Wiimote horizontally, Wiimote and numbchuck combination, via a classic controller, or even plug in their old GameCube controllers. Controller schemes aside, the game features 16 new tracks on top of 16 old tracks from previous Mario Kart titles, as well as online support for Nintendo Wi-fi connection. Nintendo Australia are yet to announce dates on their other big games this year--Wii Fit and Super Smash Bros. Brawl--but this is certainly a start. Check back to GameSpot AU for a full review of Mario Kart Wii soon.