February 21, 2018

Let's-a-go!: Nintendo's Mario Kart is coming to smartphones

01 February 2018, 09:08 | Dan Bryan

Mario Kart Tour coming to mobile next year

Mario Kart 2

One of the most famous and beloved Nintendo franchises - Mario Kart, is driving its way to our mobile devices.

There's also talk about Nintendo developing a mobile game based on the iconic Legend of Zelda series, although this hasn't been officially confirmed.

We haven't seen any screengrabs yet, but Nintendo of America did tweet the logo of the game along with the confirmation of its name and release window.

Courtesy goes out to Nintendo's twitter account for breaking all kinds of news today.

Mario Kart Tour is set to arrive sometime before March 2019.

Nintendo announced recently that they are developing a new game in the Mario Kart series for mobile devices, and it will be called Mario Kart Tour. I get that a phone is more portable than Nintendo's latest console, but we're still talking about two (likely) similar games on handheld machines.

If it is the case that only monthly subscribers will get games for free, it's nice to see that Nintendo is still offering up an option to those who simply just want to play online.

Clear skies bring flawless night in Las Vegas Valley for lunar event
First, the moon is called a supermoon because its elliptical orbit will be at its closest point to the Earth, known as perigee. Weiskopf Observatory in Byron will open from 4:45 a.m. for all interested in viewing this event with their own eyes.

Super Mario Run topped 40 million downloads just four days - becoming the fastest game to reach the milestone in App Store history, Nintendo revealed at the time. To unlock the full game, it costs $9.99.

The company also said a movie starring the plumber in the Super Mario franchise is in the works, co-produced with Chris Meledandri, the chief executive of Illumination Entertainment, the USA animation studio behind the popular "Despicable Me" series.

We will keep our readers updated whenever there is more information on Mario Kart Tour, so stay tuned. It also plans to release the paid Nintendo Switch Online service.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - is this what Mario Kart Tour will look like? If the company is going to maintain the excitement and high sales around its Switch, it will need a well-timed stream of new games and add-ons for the console that will keep users interested.

Switch games can be played on a television or in handheld mode.

In simple terms, among many reasons Pokemon Go got banned in China was that based on a report the game was responsible for causing over 100,000 vehicle accidents. We will, of course, update this once we hear about pricing from Nintendo so make sure you check back soon.

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