Mario Kart Tour will kick off 2020 with the New 12 months’s Tour, introducing 4 new characters and a tweaked observe. Right here’s what we all know.
Launched in September, Mario Kart Tour was Apple’s most-downloaded free iPhone sport, topping the likes of Name of Obligation: Cell and Fortnite. The cellular spinoff of Nintendo’s common kart racing franchise, it was the corporate’s most profitable cellular sport launch ever. All of this, regardless of middling evaluations for the sport.
Whereas 2019 was a giant 12 months for Mario Kart Tour, 2020 will kick it into a brand new gear. Nintendo introduced that the primary tour of 2020 will really arrive on December 31, beginning at 10:00 p.m. PT. It’s aptly named the “New 12 months’s Tour.”
A teaser for the upcoming tour gave us a take a look at a few of the new appears for 4 racers. We’ve bought Mario carrying the normal Happi apparel from Tremendous Mario Odyssey, in addition to Pink Yoshi, Social gathering Toad and Gold Koopa Troopa. The trailer additionally revealed what appears to be an up to date Tokyo observe, which seems to be adorned for the brand new 12 months.
Mario Kart Tour might have been dinged for its microtransactions, however a number of the sport’s success might be attributed to Nintendo’s potential to ship contemporary content material commonly. A brand new tour is added nearly each two weeks with new characters, carts and content material. The Vacation Tour is happening proper now.
Mario Kart Tour is technically free-to-play, however a Gold Move is bought individually for $4.99 monthly. This subscription gives further in-game rewards resembling cosmetics and tour items in addition to entry to the 200CC race problem.
Whereas a subscription go is nothing new or exceptional for free-to-play video games, its mixture with extreme microtransactions — a few of which have been deemed pay-to-win by the group — is what has pissed off gamers. That stated, Mario Kart Tour remains to be completely pleasing with out spending any cash in any respect.