New Mario Kart Tour Trailers Showcase Gameplay and a Release Date

This morning brings a pair of trailers for the upcoming Mario Kart game on mobile devices, revealing new and familiar tracks, plus gameplay. 

If you’ve been looking forward to hitting the track on your mobile device, you’ll soon get the chance. Nintendo announced this morning that Mario Kart Tour will arrive on September 25th. Better yet, they also released a swanky trailer that shows off some of the new courses, and how classic ones have been revamped:

Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s newest game designed for iOS and Android devices, boosts out of the starting gate and into the palms of players’ hands around the world. This new Mario Kart game goes beyond Rainbow Road, with special city courses that let players race through courses inspired by actual locations like New York, Tokyo and Paris.

“For the first time ever in a Mario Kart game, players can drive past giant Warp Pipes while drifting through a New York-inspired cityscape, all with the swipe of a finger,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’re an experienced Mario Kart pro or just getting your Mushroom Kingdom driver’s license, Mario Kart Tour is a game for everyone that brings some of Nintendo’s most beloved characters into the hands of players around the world.”

In Mario Kart Tour, players can experience the endless racing fun of Mario Kart while collecting drivers, like Mario, as well as karts and gliders. Players can choose which drivers, karts and gliders to use in races across a variety of courses, including new takes on classic courses and special city courses. City courses, special in-game event courses inspired by real-world locations, will be available during specific time periods at launch and beyond. In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavor of cities featured in the game.

Mario Kart Tour arrives next month as a “free-to-start” title (which doesn’t sound ominous at all or anything). Will you be downloading it?