Nintendo Delays Launch of 'Mario Kart Tour' Mobile Game Until Summer
Nintendo has announced that its upcoming Mario Kart Tour game for iOS devices won't be ready until the summer (via The Verge).
The news came in Nintendo's quarterly earnings report released today, exactly a year since the company first revealed it was bringing the game to smartphones.
Little is known about Mario Kart Tour, but the game was originally scheduled for launch before the company's fiscal year ending March 2019.
Nintendo said the decision to delay it had been made "in order to improve the quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch."
When it eventually arrives, Mario Kart Tour is expected to use the same free-to-play model of other Nintendo mobile titles, with in-app purchases that help players with certain tasks.
Out of Nintendo's five mobile games so far, four have followed this model (Miitomo, Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Draglia Lost). Only Super Mario Run has used the pay-once price tier.