All of your favorite characters are back.
Mario Kart’s upcoming mobile game, Mario Kart Tour, has released its beta test on Android in Japan for select players. Some of the content has since been uploaded by testers in a thread on ResetERA, as reported by Eurogamer.
Those testing the mobile Mario Kart are reporting its similarities to the previous console games, but in a more simple, straightforward fashion – such as your racer drives automatically, and the player steers by dragging left and right on the screen.
The roster seemingly brings back the crew of classic Mario characters, from Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, and Toad to Shy Guy, Toadette, Metal Mario, Dry Bones and the baby characters.
Some of the courses included are reportedly SNES Choco Island 2, DS Luigi’s Mansion, 3DS Toad Circuit, and 3DS Mario Circuit.
As a free-to-play mobile game, monetization has been assumed, but Nintendo has yet to release details on that front.
Mario Kart Tour was originally announced in early 2018 for a release before March 2019, but has since been pushed back to a summer 2019 release. Nintendo said the delay is, “in order to improve quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch.”
While we wait for confirmation on Mario Kart Tour details, check out our review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, where we said it was “amazing.”
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Jessie Wade is a news writer at IGN and is excited to play Mario Kart wherever she goes now. Chat with her on Twitter @jessieannwade and let her know your favorite character.