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Nintendo's 'Mario Kart Tour' Mobile Game Now Supports Landscape Mode

Monday July 20, 2020 9:51 am PDT by
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 ...

Nintendo 'Retreating' From Mobile Gaming Market

Monday June 22, 2020 9:10 am PDT by
It's been five years since Nintendo first announced its foray into mobile gaming on iOS and other platforms. Although the company has seen some success in the business, it's also seen some misfires, and this week Bloomberg is reporting that Nintendo is now "retreating" from its mobile gaming plans. For the near future, Nintendo will now focus on apps that have already been released. In terms...

Sensor Tower: Nintendo's Mobile Games Reach $1 Billion in Lifetime Player Spending

Wednesday January 29, 2020 2:57 am PST by
Further cementing its status as Nintendo's most successful mobile game to date, Fire Emblem Heroes has led Nintendo's race to the billion-dollar revenue mark on mobile (via Sensor Tower). The game's $656 million in player spending, which includes players on both iOS and Android, has accounted for 61 percent of Nintendo's over $1 billion in mobile revenue. The next two highest-grossing...

A Second 'Mario Kart Tour' Multiplayer Beta Test is Coming and it Won't Require a Gold Pass to Play [Update: It's Live]

Tuesday January 21, 2020 2:35 am PST by
Nintendo has announced that a second round of multiplayer testing for Mario Kart Tour is "on the way," and this time everyone's invited. Nintendo first began testing a multiplayer option in December, a step towards the full multiplayer mode that's considered essential to the mobile title's long-term success. However, the first round of testing was only open to players with a Mario Kart Tour ...

Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer Beta Test to Launch in December

Friday November 1, 2019 3:16 am PDT by
Nintendo has announced that it will begin testing a multiplayer option for its Mario Kart Tour mobile game in December, a step towards the full multiplayer mode that's considered essential to the mobile title's success. The announcement came on Friday via the Japanese video game giant's official Twitter account and explained that access to multiplayer would initially be limited to Mario Kart...

Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo's Biggest Mobile Launch to Date With 90 Million Downloads in First Week

Thursday October 3, 2019 2:23 am PDT by
Nintendo's latest smartphone app Mario Kart Tour has been downloaded over 90 million times since it launched last week, according to new download estimates shared by Sensor Tower. The number eclipses both Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Super Mario Run, which were downloaded a respective 14.3 million times and just under 13 million times in their debut week, making Mario Kart Tour...

'Mario Kart Tour' Now Available for iPhone and iPad

Wednesday September 25, 2019 1:21 am PDT by
Nintendo's newest game, Mario Kart Tour, got its global rollout today for iPhone and iPad, following a closed beta test in the United States and Japan. The kart racer title for mobile is set in the Mushroom Kingdom, where players are tasked with racing to beat their rivals to the finish line using drifts and items to gain an edge. Players slide their fingers across the screen to turn, while ...

Nintendo's 'Mario Kart Tour' Game for iOS Launching on September 25

Monday August 26, 2019 6:31 pm PDT by
Nintendo's newest game, Mario Kart Tour, is set to launch on iOS devices on September 25, the company announced on Twitter this afternoon. Starting in May, Nintendo has offered a beta version of the game to a few limited users in the United States and Japan, but the title is nearly ready for a wider launch. As with the console version of the game, Mario Kart Tour is a kart racer title set ...

Nintendo's Latest Mobile Game 'Dr. Mario World' Launches on iOS App Store

Tuesday July 9, 2019 7:35 am PDT by
Nintendo has released its latest iOS game, Dr. Mario World, one day early. Players can head to the iOS App Store now [Direct Link] and download the game for free today in the United States and many other regions (via TouchArcade). Dr. Mario World is a puzzle game that tasks players with matching capsules with viruses in order to clear every virus on the board. In addition to Mario, other...

Nintendo's Dr. Mario World Game Launching on iOS on July 10

Monday June 17, 2019 7:08 pm PDT by
Nintendo's newest mobile game, Dr. Mario World, is set to launch on iOS and Android devices on Wednesday, July 10, Nintendo announced on Twitter this evening. First announced in January, Dr. Mario World is based on the 1990 puzzle game Dr. Mario that tasked players with arranging different colored pills as they fell from the top of the screen to clear them from the game board and eliminate...

'Mario Kart Tour' Gameplay Revealed in New Images and Video Shared From Beta Players

Wednesday May 22, 2019 6:30 am PDT by
Nintendo today kicked off the beta for its mobile game Mario Kart Tour, limited to Android in Japan and the United States. Thanks to players starting to get their hands on the game, we now have a video and a few screenshots of Mario Kart Tour that provide a good idea of what you can expect from the mobile version of Mario Kart (via iGeneration). Images via iGeneration Like the console...

Nintendo Asks Developer Partners to Cut Back on In-App Purchases for Fear of Tarnishing the Brand

Thursday March 7, 2019 7:05 am PST by
Nearly four years to the day since Nintendo announced it would be bringing its popular characters to iPhone and iPad, the company is now fearing how app-based microtransactions could be tarnishing its brand. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is going so far as to ask its developer partners to "adjust" its games so that players don't spend too much on in-app purchases. ...

Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem Heroes' Crosses $500M in Player Spending on Two-Year Anniversary

Wednesday February 13, 2019 4:57 am PST by
Further cementing its status as Nintendo's most successful mobile game to date, Fire Emblem Heroes has officially crossed the half-a-billion-dollar revenue mark, which it hit just after the two-year anniversary of its launch in early February 2017. The game's $500 million in player spending includes players on both iOS and Android (via Sensor Tower). Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play game ...

Nintendo's Next Mobile Game Will Be 'Dr. Mario World,' Developed in Partnership With LINE

Thursday January 31, 2019 2:34 pm PST by
Nintendo today announced that its next iOS and Android release will be Dr. Mario World, an action puzzle game set to be released later in 2019. Nintendo will be partnering with messaging app LINE to develop the new title. Little detail is available on the new game at this time, but Dr. Mario was a 1990 puzzle game that tasked players with rearranging different colored pills as they fall to...

Nintendo Delays Launch of 'Mario Kart Tour' Mobile Game Until Summer

Thursday January 31, 2019 1:32 am PST by
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...

Nintendo's Mobile Games Earned $348 Million in 2018

Friday January 4, 2019 4:17 pm PST by
Nintendo earned approximately $348 million from its iOS and Android apps in 2018, according to new estimates shared this week by analytics firm Sensor Tower. Player spending hit a new record of $117 million during the fourth quarter of 2018, a 47 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2017. Overall, Nintendo increased its earnings 15 percent compared to 2017. Much of the money that...

Nintendo Planning Major Update for Fire Emblem Heroes and 'Broadening the Scope' of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Wednesday October 31, 2018 6:19 am PDT by
Nintendo this week held its financial results briefing aimed at the second quarter for the fiscal year ending in March 2019 (via Reuters), during which it discussed its smart device business and major updates coming to two of its iOS apps: Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Starting with Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's director and president Shuntaro Furukawa said that the...

Nintendo's New Dragalia Lost Game Earned $16 Million in Two Weeks

Thursday October 11, 2018 5:37 pm PDT by
In the two weeks following the launch of Dragalia Lost, Nintendo's newest title, the game has earned $16 million in revenue from the iOS App Store and Google Play, according to estimates from app analytics site Sensor Tower. $13.5 million of the $16 million in revenue has come from Japan and the United States, with the game now ranking third when it comes to revenue earned by Nintendo mobile...

Nintendo's New iOS Game 'Dragalia Lost' Now Available

Thursday September 27, 2018 12:00 am PDT by
Nintendo's newest mobile game, Dragalia Lost, is now available on both Android and iOS devices in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. Dragalia Lost is an original action RPG that was developed by Nintendo and Japanese mobile game developer Cygames. In the swipe-based game, players are tasked with conquering their enemies using powerful attacks and special skills. ...

Nintendo DS Game 'Professor Layton and the Curious Village' Coming to iOS App Store in U.S.

Monday September 10, 2018 6:59 am PDT by
The iOS App Store Twitter account over the weekend revealed that the 2007 Nintendo DS game Professor Layton and the Curious Village will be making its way to the App Store in the United States in the near future (via Engadget). Japan received a port of the puzzle game on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store this past June. Of course, with just a single tweet there isn't much additional...