Mario Kart Tour Is The Next Official Nintendo Mobile Game

Mobile fans, start your engines! Mario Kart is going mobile.


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. 

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? 

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    January 31, 2018 6:50 PM

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      January 31, 2018 7:04 PM

      Say whaaaattt? I hope it's good. That shit will be a time waster and a half.

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        January 31, 2018 7:24 PM

        Never played a racing game on my phone. Not sure how that's going to work out

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          February 1, 2018 5:25 AM

          They aren't great to play, but hopefully Nintendo can do this well. Wasn't Super Mario Run pretty good controls wise?

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            February 1, 2018 9:53 AM

            Mario Run just had tapping to jump, really, so it wasn't very complicated. Presumably Mario Kart will be motion controlled steering or something with auto accelerate? I trust they'll handle this pretty well.

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      January 31, 2018 7:09 PM

      seems ripe for cosmetic microtransactions, not sure what else, maybe gate some of the tracks

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        January 31, 2018 7:19 PM

        Nintendo did it right with super mario run, so I see no reason why they would fuck this up.

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          February 1, 2018 5:16 AM

          Look at animal crossing. They went full on traditional f2p

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            February 1, 2018 9:27 AM

            This was after people complained that Mario Run was not f2p.

            Seriously they got bombarded with 1 star reviews for Mario Run complaining that they had to pay money to play the game and wished it was a f2p game.

            I hate humans.

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      January 31, 2018 7:16 PM

      lol. After the Mario iOS game, no way.

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      February 1, 2018 12:06 PM

      How do you guys think it will control? I'm guessing auto accelerate, tilt turning, one touch jump and drift, two touch brake. Tap an item icon to use an item.

      Home button to avoid blue shell. People with no home button drop phone in panic swiping.

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