Nintendo continues to beef up its mobile game presence with the newest entry in its free-to-play game table: Mario Kart Tour, which is headed to both iOS and Android devices later this fall. Originally announced for release in January 2018, it was projected to launch in March 2019. Unfortunately, it was since delayed to summer 2019, snagging a final release date this week.
Now, it'll be careening to a device near you beginning September 25.
This mobile take on the classic Mario-themed racer that got its start all the way back on the Super Nintendo will let you (and your online friends) race through familiar Mario Kart tracks as well as some that look like real-world locations based on Tokyo, New York, and more — all the while hurling items at each other and jockeying for position.
There will also be a series of "special in-game courses" that will be available during specific time periods at launch and beyond. Characters will get special gear for participating in these courses in the form of unlockable karts, gliders, and new racers as well.
How to pre-register for Mario Kart Tour:
Interested in jumping into Mario Kart Tour as soon as it's available? Players can jump into the free-to-start game as soon as it's available on September 25 on iOS and Android by pre-registering now. You must have a Nintendo Account to play the game, which is free to sign up for via the official account creation page.
Once you've signed up for a Nintendo Account, you can head over to the Google Play Store to hit the "pre-register" button to be notified as soon as the game is available to install on your device. For iOS users, there's a "Pre-order" option on the official App Store page to automatically install the game when it debuts later in September as well.
Unfortunately, this doesn't mean you get a chance to play it early (that ship sailed with a closed beta earlier this year). It does mean that your phone will be ready to go as soon as the app hits its respective stores on both platforms, however, so you can jump in-game sooner rather than later.
Rev up your engines, because Mario Kart Tour is racing to a mobile device near you on September 25.