Ever been totally craving a game of Nintendo’s Mario Kart – but didn’t have just enough time to pull out the Wii?
All your problems are now being solved, with the introduction of the smartphone edition of Mario Kart.
The Japanese gaming megacorp announced earlier this week it’s now accepting applications for participants of the beta edition of the game. Dubbed ‘Mario Kart Tour’, the game is currently only ready to be made available to Android users, in the United States and Japan. The program will commence May 22nd.
But, apparently, not everyone who applies will be lucky enough to score a spot in the much in demand program, according to a Nintendo spokesperson. These beta tests arrive a little while before the game receives its official launch – expected to be at some point between June and August of 2019.
But what can fans expect? Perhaps something a little similar to the Nintendo Switch version of Mario Kart. However, just a little bit simplified so it works well for mobiles.
This new app has Nintendo over the moon, as it’s been predicted by analysts it could earn them somewhere around $1 billion.
Apple device users don’t need to fret – the game will be made available for both Android and iOS devices come official release day. Nintendo first revealed it was working on this mobile edition early in 2018, but they remained tight-lipped ever since. Here’s where you go to get amongst the beta edition. If all goes to plan, the heavily-delayed app will be out around the same time as Doctor Mario – a collaboration with messaging app developers Titan.
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If you just can’t wait for June, Nintendo released Super Mario Run, the bite-sized edition of Mario Kart back in 2016. You can get that one on all iOS and Android mobile devices.