Early last year, Nintendo announced a new Mario Kart game for smartphones. Titled, Mario Kart Tour, the game was initially scheduled to arrive sometime between April 2018 and March 2019. Evidently the launch has been delayed, as Nintendo is now eyeing a summer 2019 release.
“The application for smartphone Mario Kart Tour will be scheduled to be distributed in the summer of 2019 in order to improve the quality of the application and expand the content of the service after delivery,” the tweet reads.
スマートフォン向けアプリ『マリオカート ツアー』は、アプリの品質向上および配信後のサービス内容拡充のため、配信予定を2019年夏とさせていただきます。 pic.twitter.com/YhtI2DWw4H
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) January 31, 2019
Aside from a projected release date and a logo, Nintendo has yet to reveal any information surrounding Mario Kart Tour. The game is expected to be a Mario Kart spinoff, designed specifically for mobile. Nintendo has a history of creating games exclusively for smartphone use as opposed to bringing traditional console titles to a mobile platform.
The last game to release from the Mario Kart franchise was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, which is reportedly the console’s top title.
For now, this is all we have on Mario Kart Tour, so be sure to check back with us for more surrounding Nintendo’s anticipated mobile Mario Kart game.