After the success of adaptations for mobile gaming devices such as Super Mario Run Y Fire Emblem HeroesNintendo announced in early 2018 its decision to take Mario Kart Tour to phones and tablets. And now, after delays and some setbacks, we finally know the official release date.
Mario Kart Tour be available on iOS and Android devices starting September 25. The official Twitter account of the game revealed the release date, in addition to sharing information from a site where users of both platforms can register to get the game.
Pre-registration for Mario Kart Tour is now available! For more details, please click here: https://t.co/loB3wf6eOv#MarioKartTour will be available on 9/25. We hope you & # 39; re looking forward to getting behind the wheel of this new game! pic.twitter.com/afPFp94iNi
– Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) August 27, 2019
It is difficult to deny that Mario Kart is a franchise that attracts the interest of new and old players. A clear example is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, one of the most recent titles in the series, which has sold more than 7 million units, which means that about half of all Nintendo Switch owners bought a copy of the game.
Fans of the Mario saga had to arm themselves with patience. The expected game, which was scheduled for a release at the end of March 2019, was not ready on time, and Nintendo announced that its release was going to be postponed until the summer of this year. According to a statement attached to the company's quarterly earnings report, the decision was made "to improve the quality of the application and expand content offers after launch."
It is worth noting that Nintendo was not entirely happy with the sales figures of Super Mario Run, and maybe the company is betting on Mario Kart Tour To overcome that problem. And if it's a complete experience, with a variety of tracks and multiplayer mode, it could be a safe bet.
What do we know about Mario Kart Tour?
Beyond knowing his name, the details of the new mobile game are still hidden, but the typical action of the typical races of Mario and his gang is expected. The delay of the launch date suggests that developers are still in a way to perfect the creation, but with Mario Kart available on several platforms and in various forms since 1992, we have a pretty clear idea of what to expect.
What is known is that Mario Kart Tour, the fifth game for smart phones from Nintendo, can take a page from the idea book of Super Mario Run. According to a tweet from a Wall Street Journal reporter, Mario Kart Tour Be “free to start” when launched on iOS and Android devices.
What does this mean exactly? When Super Mario Run was launched in 2016, iOS users can download the application for free and try the first world before paying more than $ 10 dollars for the full experience. While few details about the incursion of Mario Kart In smart phones, the nature of this game could lend itself well to this model.
Although the free startup model makes a lot of sense for a title like Mario Kart Tour, since Nintendo initially did not disclose any specific information in this regard, it is always possible to follow the route of its other mobile games with a free model with internal purchases. Remember how much Fire Emblem Heroes as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp they offered “free” experiences with microtransactions that tried to attract users, and that resulted in a winning formula.