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Nintendo has revealed that the next Mario Kart Tour update will add the chance to play the kart racer in Landscape Mode.

“Players will have the option of racing in either the existing portrait mode or landscape mode,” the company explains. “New options in Settings will be added to support this change.

“When set to Landscape, the screen will be fixed to a landscape orientation during races. When set to Portrait, the screen will be fixed to a portrait orientation (as has been the case since the game’s launch) during races.

“When set to Portrait / Landscape, the game will switch between these two modes during races depending on the current orientation of your device.

“When Left/Right Controls is enabled and you race in landscape mode, you can use the left side of the screen to steer your kart and the right side of the screen to use items.”

Mario Kart Tour is now available on the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.