Mario Kart Tour Is Out Now But You Can't Play It (Update: You Can Play It)

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Nintendo’s next major mobile game, Mario Kart Tour, was made officially available to download today iOS and Google Play. And, after a period of server maintenance, was ready to play on September 25 at 1am PT.

Mario Kart Tour is the first official Mario Kart game for mobile devices. It is among Nintendo’s most recognizable and popular franchises, and therefore it stands to be a huge hit given its mass appeal.

The game is “free-to-start,” but players can spend more money on microtransactions to unlock various extras. The game features a number of real-world locations for courses, in addition to a variety of courses from throughout the series’ history; we’ve gotten glimpses at Rainbow Road and Choco Island from the SNES game, as well as Dino Dino Jungle from Double Dash. The game also features 30 racers, who you’ll be able to unlock via a gacha mechanic.

Mario Kart Tour is free to download and features microtransactions and a subscription component. To play the game, you’ll need to have a Nintendo Account. You can create one of those for free on Nintendo’s website. For more details on Mario Kart Tour and its first event, check out the video above.

Source: Game Spot Mashup