We just got Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and now Nintendo is blessing us with another mobile game. This time, it's focusing solely on Mario Kart, as well it should. It's the other major franchise that made the most sense for mobile devices, and now Nintendo has made it official with a tweet announcing its next project: Mario Kart Tour.
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
Of course, it's going to be a while until we see the game in its full glory. It's still in development, as the tweet says. But at least we have a name and a vague release date to look forward to, so we know when to start taking days off from the daily grind and start counting down to racing with Mario and his cavalcade of friends. We can expect to see Mario Kart Tour in the fiscal year ending in March 2019.
It's a bit too early to say what the game may feature, though if it follows in the footsteps of the mobile titles before it, some sort of gashapon system and premium currency will no doubt be involved, though hopefully it won't hinder racing too much. Either way, it's great to have confirmation that we are indeed going to see more Nintendo-centric mobile games going forward, just like we were promised.
What racers and tracks would you like to see in Mario Kart Tour?