Rumor: Next Mario Kart tournament revealed early?

For some reason, Nintendo's European website has posted details of a Mario Kart Wii tournament that is completely different from the current contest. We surmise that this will be the next tournament, starting on September 26th. This muddled development has shaken our tightly monitored weekly schedule to its very core, but we'll soldier on regardless.

This (probable) future tournament takes place on the Thwomp Desert battle map, only the giant Thwomp has now been replaced by an equally giant Pokey, who insists on rudely launching attacks at your kart. Hit your spiky foe three times to wrap things up. From September 26th. Maybe. Until then, get collecting coins.

[Via Go Nintendo]

A fan of Mario Kart Wii? Us too, especially the tournaments, which there have been quite a few of. To check out the previous tournaments, click here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. And if you fancy yourself a good karter, check out Game Night for some of the community's best competition.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.