Nintendo's press site has the information we've all been waiting for: a concrete release date for Mario Kart Wii. The magical date is April 27th, so mark down your calendars and add your favorite pizza delivery joint into your speed dial. You're not going to want to leave the couch once that day.

The press release mentions nothing else new, sadly. Just how the game will feature Mii integration and a variety of new and old tracks (16 each, as previously confirmed). Oh, and let's not forget the 12-player online racing (8 for battles) that we'll all enjoy and the other online goodies.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.