Nintendo today announced that it is working on a Mario Kart for smartphones. Called Mario Kart Tour, will be published in April 2018 and March 2019.
Unfortunately, at the moment we do not know anything else. The news was in fact communicated through a tweet containing only the logo and the aforementioned publication window.
So far, Nintendo's initiative to bring some of its franchises to mobile devices has not been very successful. Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp had a rather lukewarm reception. Nintendo had also stated that Super Mario Run had not been successful that the company expected it to be.
Nintendo also did not reveal whether Mario Kart Tour will be free-to-play, like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, or if paid as Super Mario Run. We await new information on this.
The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour! #MarioKartTour Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019. pic.twitter.com/8GIyR7ZM4z
- Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1