Nintendo announced on Friday that it will begin testing a multiplayer option for its Mario Kart Tour mobile game in December. The beta will initially be limited to Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscribers.
— Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) November 1, 2019
Currently the game, available on iOS and Android, lacks the option to race against friends. Multiplayer modes are considered vital to the overall success of any video game franchise.
The game, Nintendo’s latest game for mobile devices, came out of the gate quickly, with over 90 million downloads in the first week. Downloads continued strong, with over 123 million downloads in its first month of availability.
Sensor Tower recently reported that Mario Kart Tour amassed 123.9 million unique downloads across the App Store and Google Play during its first month, making it Nintendo’s most successful mobile game launch so far in terms of downloads. Previous releases lagged far behind Mario Kart Tour’s numbers, with Super Mario Run seeing 21.8 million downloads during its first month, followed closely by Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp at 19.1 million.
The game’s optional $4.99 per month “Gold Pass” subscription includes various in-game items and badges, and also unlocks a faster “200cc” mode. A two-week free trial of Gold Pass is available.
Mario Kart is a free download for iOS devices. The game officially supports iPhone 5s or iPad Air and later devices running iOS 10 or later. A Nintendo Account is also required. [GET IT HERE]