Nintendo has announced a release date for when Mario Kart Tour multiplayer mode will be made live.
That will happen on Sunday 8th March at 8pm PT, and will let you “compete against seven other players, whether they’re in-game friends, nearby, or around the world.”
There are three ways to participate in Mario Kart Tour’s Multiplayer mode:
- With Friends or Others Nearby: Choose your own rules and race with friends or other racers nearby!
- Standard Races: Race against players around the world to raise your grade with rules that change daily!
- Gold Races: Available exclusively to Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscribers, compete with the best of the best for the highest grade!
This comes after multiple beta tests were held for the free-to-start mobile kart racer, with which Nintendo had looked “to make sure real-time multiplayer works as intended before it’s made available to all players.”
Mario Kart Tour marks the sixth mobile game that the company 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.
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.