Wave Race 64 (ウエーブレース64 Uēbu Rēsu Rokujūyon) is a racing game for the Nintendo 64 that was released on September 27, 1996 in Japan and on November 1, 1996 in North America. Publisher/developer Nintendo announced it as the successor to F-Zero. In Wave Race 64 the player races on jet skis in many different weather conditions, on a variety of different courses. The game was sponsored by the Kawasaki Heavy Industries brand, and featured product placement for the Coca-Cola Company brand Fanta. Wave Race 64 was released August 6, 2007 for the Virtual Console in North America; in PAL territories it was released on August 17.