Nintendo has announced that a “real-time multiplayer beta test” for Mario Kart Tour will take place this December.
The Mario Kart Tour multiplayer beta test will be made available to those that are subscribed to the mobile kart racer’s Gold Pass, with more details promised in the coming weeks.
Mario Kart Tour marks the sixth mobile game that Nintendo has released so far, after Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Dragalia Lost, and the now-shelved Miitomo.
Going beyond Rainbow Road, Mario Kart Tour lets players race around special city courses inspired by actual locations like New York, Tokyo, and Paris.
You must drift and steer your way to victory, unlocking drivers like Mario as well as karts and gliders. You can then choose which drivers, karts, and gliders to use in races across different courses – which include new courses, new takes on classic courses, and special city courses.
Those special city courses are in-game events that will be available during specific time periods. A Nintendo Account is required to play Mario Kart Tour, and players can obtain their in-game registration card by linking their Nintendo Account.
Mario Kart Tour is free-to-start and is now available to download for iOS and Android devices on the App Store and Google Play Store.