Remember that Mario Kart arcade game that saw limited release last year? The one developed by Namco? It must have turned a profit somehow, as now the sequel appears to be on the way. Yup, it's Mario Kart Arcade GP 2. This sales flyer for the new game is beginning to work its way around the Internet, and assuming that it's real it would seem that Waluigi is the new playable Nintendo character this time around, while Namco's contribution to the roster is a Tamagotchi. At least, that's what the folks over at NeoGAF say, and since I can't read the Japanese text I'm going to go with their interpretation for now.
I'm really surprised to see a sequel to the original arcade game, particularly since arcades just aren't that profitable in North America anymore. This has got to be a game intended for the Japanese market where arcades still roam free. I'm still trying to track down the original Mario Kart Arcade GP so I can take it for a test drive. Hell, I'm still searching for an F-Zero AX machine, too. These arcade games are tantalizingly dangled in front of us and most of us won't get the chance to play them. What a tease.