Mario Kart Tour: The fifth game of Nintendo for smartphones

By: Bohdan Chub | 01.02.2018, 11:59
Mario Kart Tour: The fifth game of Nintendo for smartphones

Nintendo announced a mobile version of the famous battle races - the Mario Kart Tour. The game will be released next fiscal year, that is between April of this year and March 2019.

New direction

The company published only a teaser of the project and does not disclose any details. Mario Kart Tour was the fifth game of Nintendo for smartphones. Expansion into the mobile segment began with an application for communication Miitomo. Apparently, the experiment failed, as the social network is planned to close in the spring of 2018. The first full-fledged Super Mario Run game also did not meet the expectations of the company - users often refused to pay $ 10 after several free levels.

The next was the shareware strategy Fire Emblem Heroes, which has already brought Nintendo more than $ 240 million through in-game purchases. Autumn simulator of life Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp spreads on the same model. The company plans to produce 2-3 mobile projects a year. Insiders also report on the development of the game in the Legend of Zelda universe.

On the eve of Nintendo reported on the sale of more than 7 million copies of the reissue of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the hybrid console Switch.