MARIO KART is finally coming to mobiles, and you could be playing it as soon as next month.
Nintendo originally said the game was going to be out before the end of March this year, but have since delayed it until some time this summer.
Nintendo Mario Kart is finally coming to mobiles, and you can sign up to test it now
We don’t know much about the racing game other than the fact it is a mobile version of the series that kicked off on the Super Nintendo back in 1992.
Mario Kart games have always featured the same basic formula though, whether they’re on home consoles, mobile games machines or in arcades.
You can pick one of a number of characters from the world of Mario, and race against other characters around a number of tracks set in the same world as the regular Mario games.
Different characters have different racing abilities, and you can all pick up items to use during the race to give yourself a boost or knock your opponents down a peg or too.
The website for the Mario Kart Tour doesn’t offer many hints how it might develop on this formula.
It does suggest the game will have in-app purchases, though, by making it clear that in-game purchases “are not available” during the beta test.
Nintendo 1992’s Super Mario Kart kicked it all off
If you want to be among the very first people outside of Nintendo to see what the racer has to offer, you can register on Nintendo’s website.
Registration requires a free Nintendo account, and will be open until noon on May 7.
The test itself is expected to start a couple of weeks later, on May 22, and run until June 4.
While it is technically limited to Japan and the USA, the app should be easy enough to get wherever you are if you sign up successfully.
Anyone who registers is in with a shot of taking part, but numbers are limited.
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Nintendo says that participants will be selected at random from those who applied if the number of applications exceeds the number of slots on the starting grid.
Mario Kart Tour may well turn out to be the first all-new Mario Kart game since Mario Kart 8 came out for Wii U in 2014.
While fans have been hoping for a new game in the series developed for Switch, so far they’ve only seen an enhanced port of that Wii U game.
That hasn’t stopped them snapping it up, though — Nintendo revealed it had sold 16.69 million copies on Switch, making it the best-selling game on the console to-date.
Meanwhile, in other gaming news Overwatch is testing a free Workshop mode where players can set their own rules and effectively make entirely new games, Persona 5: The Royal has finally been revealed, and it looks like a new Nintendo Switch could be right around the corner.
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