Mario Kart Tour is being released on mobile in September and it looks epic

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Mario Kart is one of the most popular video games ever released.

Four versions of the game - Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 8/Deluxe, Mario Kart DS, and Mario Kart 7 - all feature in a list of the top 50 best sell video games of all time.

Whether it was on the Gameboy, the SNES, the N64, GameCube, Wii or Switch, you’ve probably played it either by yourself or with your friends at some point over the years.

And now, after years of waiting, Mario Kart is about to come to mobile.

That’s right: Mario Kart Tour is coming to Android and iOS on September 25th - and we can’t wait.

The mobile version of Mario Kart was initially set to be released in March 2019 but was delayed by Nintendo, much to the disappointment of fans.

However, if the trailer is anything to go by then it’ll be worth the wait.

Watch the trailer here…

All of our favourite characters are present - including the likes of Yoshi, Toad and, of course, Mario himself - and the levels all look well designed, challenging and extremely fun to play.

You’d expect nothing less from a Mario Kart title.

Pre-registrations are now open for both Android and iOS users, so you can be notified as soon as the game is ready to download.

Little has been revealed about the game until now.

The Mario Kart Tour iOS page reveals that the courses are inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses, such as the infamous Rainbow Road.

The destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks, which sounds like it’ll keep things fresh for players.

You’ll be able to control everything - from steering to slinging items at opponents - with just one finger.

And there will also be bonus challenges where the aim won’t always be to finish in first place. Intriguing.

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The game will be free to download - but, of course, there is a catch.

The dreaded ‘m’ word, microtransactions, will be necessary in order to unlock certain features and possibly even characters.

But even if you’re eventually forced to pay a few quid, it’ll still be a bargain for what looks set to be a quality mobile gaming experience.

We’ve all played against our friends in our houses, now get ready to play against the world while sat down on the train or the bus.

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