Here's everything we know about 'Mario Kart Tour,' the huge new game coming to smartphones this year
A promotional image for "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe."
- Nintendo's biggest franchise, "Mario Kart," is finally heading to smartphones later this year.
- The game is named "Mario Kart Tour."
- It was planned for an early 2019 launch, but the game was delayed for a few different reasons.
"Mario Kart" has been a big deal for over 25 years, and now - finally- it's coming to smartphones.
The game is named "Mario Kart Tour," and it's expected to arrive at some point this summer. Advertisement
Here's everything we know about Nintendo's first major "Mario Kart" game for smartphones:
1. It's not arriving until this summer.
2. "Mario Kart Tour" is a spinoff game, like "Super Mario Run" and "Mario Kart Arcade GP."Advertisement
3. Next to nothing is known about the game itself, and Nintendo hasn't shown it in action.
4. "Mario Kart" is a marquee franchise for Nintendo, and it's likely to come at a premium on smartphones.Advertisement
5. Nintendo's goals with its smartphone business are diverse, but "Mario Kart Tour" seems most likely to fit into one category: "Synergy with Dedicated Video Game System Business."