Nintendo continues to expand its presence in the mobile market. After the likes of Pokemon, Super Mario, Fire Emblem, and Animal Crossing (not to mention Dragalia Lost, a brand new IP), it is not Mario Kart’s turn to make the transition to mobile gaming. Earlier today, Mario Kart Tour launched for iOS and Android devices- but it’s launched with a pretty major omission.
To be more precise, Mario Kart Tour does not currently have a multiplayer mode. As any series fan would tell you, multiplayer is pretty darn important in any Mario Kart game, so it’s a pretty major omission. Don’t fret though, because it’ll come eventually. As spotted by @VOOK64 over on Twitter, the game itself claims that a multiplayer mode is “inbound” in “a future version update.” When this update will arrive and what exactly the multiplayer mode will entail isn’t something we know about, but at least we know it’s coming.
In case you didn’t know, Mario Kart Tour also lets players purchase a Gold Pass subscription for $4.99 per month (though first-time players can get a two week free trial) to get in-game rewards. Read more about what it’s all about through here.
Looks like Mario Kart Tour will have multiplayer in a future update. pic.twitter.com/Lno1xpi8T5
— Daniel Vuckovic (@VOOK64) September 25, 2019