Nintendo's "Mario Kart Tour" racing game for iOS and Android devices will now support landscape mode (via TouchArcade). Since the game launched in 2019 it has only supported portrait mode, mainly due to Nintendo's idea that its mobile games should be played one-handed.

That will change in an update coming this week, and players will have an option to turn their smartphone sideways and play the game in landscape orientation. Nintendo shared the news in a video on YouTube, stating that the update should start rolling out on July 21.

"Mario Kart Tour" is one of the last major titles to come out of Nintendo's mobile gaming enterprise. According to a report from Bloomberg last month, Nintendo is now "retreating" from its push into mobile gaming, with plans slow down the launch of new titles while still supporting existing games.

Top Rated Comments

bluespider Avatar
50 months ago
I'm sorry, but it's really kind of sad that this makes front-page news in 2020.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bernoulli Avatar
50 months ago

funny how it wasn't launched with landscape first, what were they thinking
they weren’t thinking about the game. They were just thinking about how much money they are going to make with the micro transactions.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ronal Avatar
50 months ago
funny how it wasn't launched with landscape first, what were they thinking
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hes Nikke Avatar
50 months ago
Thanks to this warning message, this "game" (more rightly described as a dopamine hacking Skinner box) instantly went on my skip list:

Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
50 months ago
now make super Mario landscape with real controls and I’ll be happy
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
50 months ago
Title a little misleading.
It is going to be in an upcoming update.
So it is not "now".

Meanwhile, the best part of this change is separating the controls of using item and steering to different parts of the screen. So no more misfires.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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