Imagine this scenario – you are a fan of PC or console gaming franchise, and you just discovered that your game is coming to smartphone devices. There are two ways how you can react – be excited that your favourite series will be able to play on the go and disappointed because a watered-down version can’t bring anything good to the franchise.
The history has taught us that portable versions of successful franchises have had mixed success. While some have taken a leading position in the app store quickly, others have failed miserably. We can only assume that Nintendo delayed its Mario Kart Tour smartphone release because they wanted to polish it enough to ensure that it will fit among the former.
It hasn’t been a long time since Mario Kart Tour was announced. When the news first appeared, it seemed like a logical move by Nintendo since their previous release starring our favourite plumber was a huge success. And although Super Mario Run is a bit different than what we are used to from this franchise, it didn’t take long for fans to accept it.
We are also aware that Nintendo takes great care of Mario’s career, which is another reason to hope that they will once again meet our expectations and deliver a great game even though it is being designed for smartphones.
Just a Small Delay
When it comes to Mario Kart Tour, the company initially considered releasing it by 31st March, which is the end of the financial year. However, it seems that those plans were too ambitious, so the release has been pushed for the upcoming summer. That will give the developers at least several months to iron out every detail of the game.
The chances are that Mario Kart Tour will be a freemium release, which means that you will have the opportunity to download and play for free, but in-game purchases to speed up your progress and enable unlimited play will also be available.
Nintendo has been making smart moves in the last several years. Their Switch console has been well received by the community. It recently exceeded Wii U when it comes to the number of sales, which means that the console is set for a bright future.