Perhaps the most suitable Nintendo franchise for mobile devices, Mario Kart, is set to hit smartphones in March 2019, under the name Mario Kart Tour.
Nintendo is calling it a “mobile application”, which in typical Nintendo fashion is strangely cryptic and may suggest an app and experience that goes beyond simply being a racing game.
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. pic.twitter.com/8GIyR7ZM4z
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1, 2018
At the moment it’s also unclear whether Mario Kart Tour is actually its own game, or whether it’s a companion for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, although you’d think that if it were the latter that Nintendo would actually clarify this upon making the announcement.
That said, calling it a “mobile application” does also suggest it may be a companion app.
Nonetheless, the good new is that Mario Kart Tour is coming to smartphones … although we have to wait more than a year before it does.