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Nintendo announces Mario Kart Tour is in development for mobile

Ever thought, “Man, I’d love to play Mario Kart on my phone.” Well, you’re going to be able to do that soon with Mario Kart Tour according to Nintendo!

Firstly, it started off with a seemingly tame tweet… until you start the second sentence:

Then, as you finish the second sentence, you realise the words “in development” and feel a tiny bit of sadness. Nonetheless, Mario Kart is coming to one of my favourite gaming platforms!: mobile.

So, the important part to note from the tweet is that release won’t be until March 2019. 😢

My main questions about Mario Kart Tour

Of course, there weren’t many details in the tweet. Here are the things I’m looking forward to hearing more about:

  • Multiplayer gameplay
  • Cross-platform gameplay (i.e. between Android and iOS)
  • One-off price or freemium (à la Super Mario Run)

Nintendo doing all the news

Nintendo Switch Online

So far, Nintendo is just busting out all the news today. Earlier they announced the launch of Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo Switch Online will be available in September 2018.

The Mario Movie

Not to mention, not long after the Mario Kart Tour tweet, they confirmed the Mario movie. In addition, the movie will be in conjunction with Illumination and will be co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri.

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Fran

Lifelong gamer with a fond love of RPGs, MMOs, puzzle games and mobile games.

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