Why drag your Nintendo Switch around when you can play your favorite racing game starring an Italian plumber and his brother on your phone? That’s right, Mario Kart is getting ready to race onto your smartphone.

Nintendo has just announced that it is launching a brand new version of Mario Kart designed specifically for play on a mobile device. Mario Kart Tour looks very similar to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which already exists for the Nintendo Switch, but it can be played anywhere you go with a swipe of your smartphone.

The new game’s courses are inspired by real world locations as well as classic tracks from the Mario Kart series. Players can choose from their favorite characters including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Bowser and the entire gang.

Mario Kart Tour launches Sep. 25 and will be available to download both on iOS and Android devices. However, you will need to register for a Nintendo account to play. You can get started now by registering for an account here.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Nintendo Mobile via YouTube

 

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