Fans have called on Nintendo to release Mario Kart on mobile devices for a long time, and it’s finally happening soon. Following a limited closed beta testing period, Nintendo’s next big smartphone game, Mario Kart Tour, will release on September 25. The release date was announced via the game’s brand-new Twitter account. Pre-registration for the game is now available, but it’s unclear if there are any benefits to doing so.
Like Nintendo’s previous Mario mobile games, Dr. Mario World and Super Mario Run, Mario Kart Tour is a free-to-start title that offers optional microtransactions. It’s not clear just yet how the microtransaction system works, but keep checking back with GameSpot for more on that.
Pre-registration for Mario Kart Tour is now available! For more details, please click here: https://t.co/loB3wf6eOv#MarioKartTour will be available on 9/25. We hope you’re looking forward to getting behind the wheel of this new game! pic.twitter.com/afPFp94iNi
— Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) August 27, 2019
Some people who got into the Mario Kart Tour beta, including Ethan Gach of Kotaku, said the microtransaction system brings down an otherwise enjoyable game. All of the previews so far for Mario Kart Tour are based on the unfinished beta that was always subject to change, so it’s possible Nintendo will tweak the in-game economy and microtransaction system for launch.
Mario Kart Tour features a number of familiar courses from previous Mario Kart games, including Choco Island 2 from the SNES game and Dino Dino Jungle from Double Dash for GameCube. You steer your cat by moving your finger left or right. You can also drift to get speed boosts.
Let’s go! 🏁
— App Store (@AppStore) August 27, 2019
There are 30 racers to choose from, while Mario Kart’s iconic items are also in the game. The beta period only featured single-player, and it remains to be seen if the final release will add real-time multiplayer. There were also reports about Mario Kart Tour being locked to vertical screen orientation on iOS and Android devices; it’s unknown if this will continue to be the case for the full launch.
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Mario Kart Tour was originally expected to launch by the end of March, but Nintendo later delayed the game to Summer 2019. The game’s new September 25 release date is actually two days after Summer ends in the northern hemisphere on September 23, so this is technically another, albeit small, delay.
from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/mario-kart-tour-release-date-announced-and-its-soo/1100-6469397/