You’ll be able to play with up to seven players locally or online starting Sunday, March 8th at 11PM ET.
Multiplayer for #MarioKartTour comes out on Mar. 8, 8 PM PT! You can compete against seven other players, whether they’re in-game friends, nearby, or around the world. Are you ready to play? pic.twitter.com/IRwBONq560
— Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) March 3, 2020
Mario Kart Tour is a simplified version of Mario Kart built to be played on your phone. The whole game is controlled via touch, and you don’t even have to press an accelerator to move forward — you just need to swipe to the left or the right to turn and tap to use items.
The game is free to play, but it also has a premium currency you can spend to try and earn random characters or vehicles to play with. There’s also a $4.99 per month subscription that unlocks some in-game items and the faster 200cc mode.
Mario Kart Tour has been a big success for Nintendo, and was the most-downloaded game on the iPhone in 2019, beating out other popular free-to-play mobile games like Call of Duty: Mobile and Fortnite.