WAHOO: ‘Mario Kart’ Is Officially Coming To Your Phone & Fans Are Freaking Out
Nintendo has dropped a shell-shaped bomb, announcing that it is bringing a version of the stupendously popular multi-player game Mario Kart to mobile, called Mario Kart Tour.
There’s not a large amount of information available about the game, except that Nintendo says it is “now in development” but doesn’t specify how far along that development is. The release date will be somewhere before March 2019.
The announcement was released on Twitter:
The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour! #MarioKartTour Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019. pic.twitter.com/8GIyR7ZM4z
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1, 2018
The series is one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, with the Guinness Book of Records listing it amongst the Best Selling Racing Games ever.
The latest iteration of the game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, hit the Nintendo Switch console last April and has since sold over 7.33 million copies. People love the plumber and his kart racing antics.
Wal Mart Mario Kart https://t.co/NsVgmZAHqp
— Best Vines EX (@BESTVINE5) November 16, 2017
Naturally people are extremely excited about the news:
Mario Kart coming the phone is probably the best news I’ve heard
— Bradley Kuper (@BKuper7) February 1, 2018
wait what Mario Kart is coming to iOS? holy shit
— Riles ????♂️ (@rileytestut) February 1, 2018
MARIO KART IS COMMING TO IPHONE THIS IS NOT A DRILL
— marshall (@marshllcarlson) February 1, 2018
oh cool a Mariokart game on mobile
“March 2019” pic.twitter.com/7X93M0j0Fn
— TrrCoodles (@Ttr_Cuddles) February 1, 2018
This article was originally published on Junkee.