Subsequent installations hit the Nintendo DS (2005), the Wii (2008), the 3DS (2011), and the Wii U (2014). They even released the original Super Mario Kart with the release of the NES Classic Edition in 2016 and added Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to the list of games on the highly popular Nintendo Switch last year.
Through all of the developments and added bonuses, there was one thing Nintendo swore they would never do: design a Mario Kart game for mobile.
Well, Nintendo just powered up with a Mega Mushroom and announced that Rainbow Road will now have your cursing in the car line at your kid’s school within a 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. pic.twitter.com/8GIyR7ZM4z
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1, 2018
The move clearly makes sense for Nintendo, who has already released mobile versions of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Fire Emblem Heroes, Super Mario Run. Mobile gaming is the way to go as it gives more access to players anytime, anywhere.
As of now, there’s been no word on how the game with translate to the touchscreen of a mobile device and which features will be removed or added in the gameplay to accommodate the lack of a physical controller.
One thing that should return is Rainbow Road, one of the mainstays since the original release 26 years ago. It will all come down to how many phones you break trying to beat it.
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Will you be downloading Mario Kart on your phone?