Mario Kart Tour launched on September 25, 2019, to mixed reactions and reviews. Many people liked the free-to-play nature of it, but others felt it was missing some key components, namely a real multiplayer mode. After some beta testing, that grayed-out option will become live on March 8, 2020, at 8:00 pm Pacific Time.
Once iPhone and Android users update their game on that date, Nintendo says they can “participate in real-time multiplayer races, where they can race neck-and-neck against friends and other Mario Kart Tour players nearby or online.”
Here are a few more details from Nintendo’s official press release:
With real-time multiplayer, players can participate in Standard Races to compete against other Mario Kart Tour players around the world based on an ever-changing set of in-game rules. These in-game rules will change daily, meaning the excitement never ends in the race against your rivals around the world. Players can also choose to play with friends or others nearby and create their own set of in-game rules. Finally, in Gold Races, available only to Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscribers, players can race at even faster speeds that require advanced kart maneuvers to challenge other competitors.
What do you think of this update? Do you still play Mario Kart Tour? If not, will this multiplayer update get you back in the game? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section!
[Source: Nintendo of America Press Release email]
Steve is the Senior Editor of NintendoFuse and co-host of the NintendoFuse Podcast. He’s been a Nintendo gamer since age 6 and has been on staff with NintendoFuse since 2008.