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‘Mario Kart Tour’ will hit iPhone and Android on September 25th

Published Aug 27th, 2019 6:50AM EDT
Mario Kart Tour Release Date
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It’s finally happening, Mario Kart fans, Nintendo’s mobile version of the game is almost ready to launch on iPhone and Android, as the company revealed the app’s release date. You only need to wait for a little under a month to install Mario Kart Tour on your smartphone or tablet, with both the iOS and Android versions expected to launch at the same time.

Nintendo made a beta version available to Android users several months ago, revealing the concept of the game in the process. As expected, this is a free-to-play type of mobile game, although you’ll be able to spend virtual currency for in-game content including new drivers, karts, and tracks. Moreover, you won’t be able to drive once you run out of stamina, which means you’ll either have to wait for your hearts to replenish, or buy more stamina with actual money to continue playing.

It’s all par for the course for a Nintendo mobile game, and you have plenty of time to decide whether the free version is good enough for you or whether you want to spend any money on in-app purchases.

Nintendo hasn’t shared too many details about the game’s launch, taking to Twitter to reveal the game’s release date, September 25th.

Additionally, Nintendo also tweeted a link for pre-registrations that explains the game will be released on both the App Store and Play Store.

The same page notes that players will need a Nintendo Account to play Mario Kart Tour, providing a link to claim one, if you don’t have it already. You’ll also have to log in to “get your in-game registration card to play Mario Kart Tour.” Download links for iPhone and Android are available on the same page.

If you want more details about Mario Kart Tour, you can read more about our experience with the beta release.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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