New Mario Kart Game Announced For Mobile

Mario Kart Tour is in development now and coming by the end of March 2019.

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A new Mario Kart game has been announced. Mario Kart Tour, as it's called, is now in development and will launch by the end of March 2019, Nintendo announced today.

"The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near," Nintendo wrote in a tweet. There are no other details available currently about Mario Kart Tour, but we will of course report back with more information as it becomes available.

For a long time, Nintendo refused to bring its franchises to mobile devices in part because the company maintained that it would rather focus on its own dedicated gaming devices. However, this stance changed, and Nintendo has already released a few mobile games and apps, including Miitopia, Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

In December, a report from the Wall Street Journal claimed that Nintendo was seeking more partners to release more mobile games, and faster, in an attempt to catch up.

The newest mainline Mario Kart game for consoles is Mario Kart 8, which originally came out for Wii U before its Deluxe edition arrived for the Nintendo Switch in 2017.

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