Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo’s next mobile game


Nintendo has revealed its next smartphone game, Mario Kart Tour. The mobile title is in development now, Nintendo said on Twitter. Mario Kart Tour is expected to launch “in the fiscal year ending in March 2019.”

“The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near,” Nintendo said on Twitter. “A new mobile application is now in development.”

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No further information on the title was released. Mario Kart Tour joins Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Miitomo, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Super Mario Run in the Nintendo mobile lineup. More details will come “when appropriate,” Wall Street Journal reporter Takahashi Mochizuki wrote on Twitter.

It’s been a good year for Nintendo smartphone applications, according to earnings reports. Revenue from mobile titles is reported at just over $100 million, up $80 million from the previous profit period. Likewise, the Nintendo Switch had an impressive launch, selling nearly 15 million units since it was released on March 3, 2017.