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‘Mario Kart’ smartphone game races toward March release; ‘Super Mario’ movie in the works

By: - Content Strategist / @ABayleINQ
/ 01:17 PM February 01, 2018

Image: Twitter/@NintendoAmerica

Nintendo has surprised gamers when it confirmed a Mario Kart smartphone game is currently in development.

According to a tweet by Nintendo of America, the game app has been dubbed “Mario Kart Tour.” It has pegged a March 2019 release date.

Image: Twitter/@NintendoAmerica

Going by the company’s approach with the Super Mario Run, Mario Kart Tour may be released on the iOS first, then later on Android. Nintendo may also opt for a pay wall to unlock additional worlds, characters and carts to race in.

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In a separate tweet, the company also confirmed a new Super Mario movie in the works. It will be produced in partnership with Illumination Entertainment, with Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri on board as co-producers. No premiere date has been set yet.

More information about the upcoming game may be revealed throughout the year. For now, March 2019 is a date for gamers to look forward to.  /ra

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