Nintendo has been making waves in the smartphone gaming space over the last couple of years, and it looks like the next title to make the jump will be the massively-popular Mario Kart in the upcoming Mario Kart Tour. Announced via Nintendo of America’s Twitter account today, it was detailed that we can expect to see the tile in the fiscal year ending in March 2019.
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
Mario Kart Tour
will be the fifth title that Nintendo has released on smartphone devices, but will likely be one of only four active applications with the closure of Miitomo. Not much more was revealed from the usually tight-lipped Nintendo, but the inclusion of Mario Kart Tour in the mobile application scene is definitely a big move for the company. We reported yesterday that Nintendo as a company has seen a 261% rise in profits over the last year, and that’s only expected to keep rising.
With Nintendo set to release Mario Kart Tour on smartphone devices sometime between April 2018 – March 2019, the Kyoto-based company is further closing in on the on-the-go gaming market.
Takashi Mochizuki of WSJ has gone on to share that more details will be revealed when appropriate, as detailed by Tatsumi Kimishima, the current CEO of Nintendo. Until that time, however, we’ll be keeping a close eye on the happenings of Nintendo and keep you updated as more is announced.