Mario Kart mobile game delayed until summer

Mario Kart mobile game delayed until summer
Nintendo once stood adamantly against mobile games, but these days the company is no stranger to releasing mobile spin-offs of its most popular and profitable franchises. Last year, Nintendo announced Mario Kart Tour – a mobile game app (so you know you won't be playing a full-fledged Mario Kart game on your phone anytime soon, unless you delve into the realm of emulators) that was supposed to come out by the end of March 2019.

However, just like a blue shell that decimates you unexpectedly, mere feet away from the finish line, Nintendo has delayed the release of Mario Kart Tour til the summer. The announcement comes from the company's quarterly earnings report, which states that the release of the title was pushed back “in order to improve quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch.” 

Mario Kart is currently the most successful first-party IP the company has on the Switch, so a mobile app could prove wildly popular, if executed correctly. Heck, even if it isn't, hundreds of millions of people are still guaranteed to download it, though we know full-well that installs don't always translate to in-app purchases.

But as legendary videogame guru Shigeru Miyamoto famously said back in the 90s, "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad."

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5 Comments

1. KingSam

Posts: 1281; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

So what is it then? Dumbed down game? I want full Mario kart on my iPad. I’d pay for it.

2. dnomadic

Posts: 346; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

As would I. Give us a full Mario Kart mobile game with decent on screen controls and excellent accelerometer response and it will be the best selling game out. Price it right though! If it is a full game I think $9.99 is appropriate a dumbed down, but still good MarioKart, maybe $4.99.

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1206; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

No, Nintendo has the Switch/3DS, so what do you expect? To support other platforms they can't control? :D :D :D

4. civicsr2cool

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Probably a sub way surfer style game.

5. LAgurl

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

I broke my 3Ds and I ain't gonna buy a switch., so it be nice to have Mario kart on the phone, I'm just worried about the controls hope they make it playable because I tried some racing games on my phone and the on screen controls can be tricky and frustrating to use.

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