Mama Mia! Mario Kart Tour still has no release date

Posted on January 21, 2019

Announced at the end of January 2018, Mario Kart Tour is to be Nintendo’s fifth mobile games.  But as the end of the fiscal year approaches, there’s been very little news about the title.

One of the few pieces available relates to game’s payment model. Mario Kart Tour will be “Free to Start” according to DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu.  DeNA will handle server maintenance, online infrastructure, and back-end issues  for the game, while Nintendo handles development.  This could see the game adopt a similar model to Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, both of which had micro-transactions.

Mario Kart Tour

In October 2018, Nintendo did confirm in its Q2 2019  briefing  that  the game was still “on track for release”.   They also referred the upcoming game as a “service” which could further confirm a micro-transaction model.

As March approaches, we can expect to see an announcement real soon.