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Mario Kart For Mobile Finally Gets A Release Date

Pocket racing will soon be possible.

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Mario Kart is one of the biggest and best game series out there, and it’s honestly pretty surprising that the games haven’t yet been given their own mobile version.

Thankfully, Mario Kart for mobile has been on the cards for a while, and it looks like it’s coming sooner than we could have hoped for, with a release date of September 25th, 2019.

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Entitled Mario Kart Tour, the game will be available for both iOS and Android users (thank you, Nintendo!) and should hopefully pack a pocket-sized punch.

Surprisingly, the game is played with your phone held vertically, and will see familiar racing tracks from the series alongside locations inspired by real-world locations.

According to Nintendo, the game will include “a variety of drivers, karts and gliders” for collection and upgrade.

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Mario Kart Tour’s official description reads as follows: “Mario and friends go global in this new Mario Kart as they race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses!

“These destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks! In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some of your favourite Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavour of cities featured in the game!

“…With just one finger, you can steer and drift with ease, sling devastating items as you go for the gold in cups filled with new and classic Mario Kart courses.”

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Interestingly, the game will also include a new “Frenzy mode,” which “gives an unlimited supply of a certain item and makes you invincible” for a short period.

You can pre-register for the game over on the official Nintendo Mario Kart Tour website, or over on the App Store and Google Play Store.

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