It has transpired that Wiggler and Honey Queen will be joining fellow newbies Lakitu and Metal Mario as playable characters in the upcoming 3DS title Mario Kart 7.
Wiggler first made an appearance in Super Mario World and has appeared in numerous other Mario titles since, although always as a creature to be avoided. Will the same prove true on the racetrack? We'll have to wait and see. Wiggler is essentially a giant caterpillar...with boots.
Honey Queen might be more familiar to newer Mario fans as she's only made appearances in the two Super Mario Galaxy titles and is, as her name suggests, a giant queen bee.
Mario Kart 7 pitches up in stores early next month. [ONM]