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Nintendo's 5th Mobile Game Announced: Mario Kart Tour

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#1 Ngamer01


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:14 AM




From the investors meeting...

We plan to release a smart-device application from the Mario Kart franchise, Mario Kart Tour, during the next financial year (from April 2018 to March 2019). We will announce further details at a later date.


It's too early to say, but what do you all think?  Maybe a demo to get people to spring over to Mario Kart 8 DX?  Or will this be just a game app to connect with the eventual Mario Kart 9 eliminating the "Mario Kart Channel" from MK Wii and MK 7?

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:12 AM

I'm keeping hopes up a bit that next Spring is the release of MK 9. Don't disappoint me, Nintendo!


As for the app, I can't imagine what they'd put in there. I assume it'll be some woodered-down tie-in to MK, and not an actual racing game. But maybe I'm wrong, and they'll pull a Super Mario Run with it. If it's just a tie-in to the actual game, I'd think it would fit more in their Nintendo Switch app like what they have for Splatoon 2, and not be its own full-fledged app.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 10:13 AM

I hope this is an AR racing game where you play while driving your car and only functions when you're driving over the local speed limit.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:38 AM



It has been mentioned that Tour will be "free-to-start".  So you only will be able to play until a certain point and then you have to buy the game to play the rest of it.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 01:46 PM

While it's the best option for consumers, I'm surprised they're doing this again after Super Mario Run. It's been proven to be the least financially viable monetization system, as it's a single purchase and people are substantially less likely to buy a game after playing a demo (particularly on mobile). I guess the massive success of FE: Gacha hasn't entirely turned them to the dark side just yet.

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