Hot off the back of announcing the launch of Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo dropped another bombshell today: Mario Kart Tour, a "mobile application" launching by March 2019.
The company said little beyond the fact that "a new mobile application is now in development". Called Mario Kart Tour, it would be released by March 2019:
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, 2018
It's unclear whether Mario Kart Tour will be a separate game, something that plugs into Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or a precursor to a new Mario Kart sequel. Still, a proper Mario Kart on mobile with even half the content would still make Nintendo truckloads of money. Either way, we'll keep you posted when we know more.