Mario Kart Tour for Android and iPhone release date unveiled

Mario Kart Tour for Android and iPhone release date unveiled
Nintendo has just announced that its latest mobile game, Mario Kart Tour will be released for Android and iOS on September 25. The game will free to download via App Store and Google Play Store, but it will contain optional in-app purchases, which can be disabled.

Apart from having a compatible smartphone, Mario Kart Tour will requires an Internet connection and a Nintendo Account. If you don't have one, you can create one for free before the game launches next month. The Nintendo Account will also help you obtain your in-game registration card when you link it to Mario Kart Tour.

As you might expected, Nintendo's newest game lets you experience the endless racing fun of Mario Kart while collecting drivers, like Mario, as well as karts and gliders. You'll be able to choose which drivers, karts and gliders to use in races across a variety of courses, including new courses, new takes on classic courses and special city courses. 



Nintendo mentions that city courses are special in-game event courses inspired by real-world locations. They will be available during specific time periods at launch and beyond. In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavor of cities featured in the game.

For example, the first special city courses will allow players to race through courses inspired by actual locations like New York, Tokyo and Paris. Make sure to pre-register now via the App Store and Google Play Store if you want to be notified once the game is available to download.

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6 Comments

1. whatev

Posts: 2413; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I hope they update it with landscape view, new control scheme and better resolution, the gameplay I’ve seen isn’t quite good

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4324; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Nintendo's mobile game skills have been lackluster to say the least so far. This one won't be any different. Poor game play with sales driven by nostalgia.

4. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

I love playing Mario kart when I was a kid. I hope they deliver it flawlessly.

5. henban

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

I hope is a one time payment premium game and not turn out to be another freemium load with micro-transactions.

6. Blazers

Posts: 764; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I was part of the closed beta a few months ago. Gameplay was ok for mobile, and you can proceed without buying anything. One thing that was annoying was that the player was stuck on rails which made it very difficult to take the shortcuts.

7. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

As soon as a saw vertical screenshots my hopes were dashed. The controls must be terrible. They won't give us a full Mario Kart to protect the switch.

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