Mario Kart has been maintaining its pace for Nintendo during the last few years, especially for the Nintendo Switch port of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which has already sold millions of copies since its debut in April last year. However, the racing series is now all set to reach out to a whole new audience of the mobile kind.
Nintendo tweeted a short while back about a new Mario Kart game coming for the mobile devices in the next financial year. “The checkered flag has been raised, and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour!#MarioKartTour Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019,” the company stated.
There is not much information about the game beyond that, but, we did manage a good look at the logo (above). Considering its appearance, we might just be seeing a version of the best-selling Mario Kart DS, or it might even be Mario Kart 7, as it depends on what the company is thinking. They haven’t mentioned it yet, so we can only take a good guess.
The other big question is about the pricing for the game. Nintendo’s previous mobile offerings, such as Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, were released as free-to-play games, with an option to purchase enhanced gaming experience such as unlocking levels or extras. We have no clear idea about how Nintendo would deal with this regarding Mario Kart. Will it release just a few tracks and leaving the option of paid unlocking for others? Will it just release a trial version with more tracks to be unlocked in future (or with purchases)? Or is it going to keep it premium priced with all features available? The thing is, Nintendo hasn’t said anything, so we will keep you updated with further information on that.
No matter what, Nintendo’s going ahead with Mario Kart for mobile devices is a great development for its campaign, and we would be happy to find out what kind of gameplay will it feature. For example, will you really be able to steer with your mobile device? If yes then it would be quite interesting. Stay tuned for more details about the game as they emerge in the months to come!