Following a string of successful mobile game releases (and a lot of impressive announcements this week), Nintendo has just announced that it will be releasing a Mario Kart game for mobile phones, called Mario Kart Tour.
No details have been released on the game yet, and if you were hoping for a specific date, you’re out of luck. Nintendo announced that the game will be released next fiscal year, which means it could come out anywhere between this April and May of 2019.
The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour! #MarioKartTour Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019. pic.twitter.com/8GIyR7ZM4z
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1, 2018
If you’re worried about the quality of the game, don’t fret! As one of Nintendo’s most popular IPs, the Mario Kart franchise has been killing it for its last several iterations, which includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch, which has sold a whopping 7.33 million copies since last April, not including the copies from the game’s Wii U version.
If Mario Kart Tour is anything like Miitomo or Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, it’ll potentially be free, maybe offer upgrades and certain characters for paying customers. Resisting paying for items in these two apps was relatively easy, but the temptation might be too much on a Mario Kart title.
What are you hoping to see in a mobile version of Mario Kart? Let us know in the comments!