Mario Kart Tour Beta Images Have Made Their Way Online

Mario Kart Tour Beta Images Have Made Their Way Online

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Mario Kart Tour will be the next title that Nintendo will be releasing on mobile. The game is currently pegged for a release this summer and the beta of the game has already kicked off over in Japan. Thanks to users who are participating in the games beta, they have shared images and details of the game, giving us an idea of what to expect.

Autoblog Is Live: Playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Autoblog is Live: Playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Buckle up everyone, Autoblog is jumping into the live stream game. Every Tuesday and Thursday we've been going live at 2 P.M. EST to play all kinds of racing and driving games on Twitch and Youtube.

So far we've played:

  • The Grand Tour Game
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • NASCAR Heat 3
  • Rocket League
  • Roblox
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Onrush
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
And we'll be swapping in as many as we can throughout the year.

Mario Kart Tour Beta Release On Phones Confirmed For Next Month

Mario Kart Tour Beta Release On Phones Confirmed For Next Month


Nintendo fans have long been waiting for Mario Kart Tour, which is basically the mobile-friendly version of Mario Kart. Not a lot of details have been revealed about this title which has already been delayed once. It was due to be released in March 2019 but Nintendo confirmed in January that the launch was being pushed back to the summer. The company has now revealed that the Mario Kart Tour beta is going to be released for smartphones next month.

Mario Kart was the next Nintendo game to get the mobile treatment after Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Its arrival on smartphones was confirmed back in January last year so it has indeed been a long wait for fans. Even at that point in time, Nintendo hadn’t revealed much about the game other than its title and the vague release timeline.

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Super Mario Odyssey To Get Vr Support For Nintendo Labo

Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey To Get VR Support For Nintendo Labo

Last month to everyone’s surprise, Nintendo announced a new Labo kit that basically introduced virtual reality (VR) features to the Switch. Given that the last time Nintendo attempted anything VR was with the Virtual Boy, it did come out of the blue. For those who need more reason to pick up the Labo kit, Nintendo has announced some updates for their existing games.

If you own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and/or Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo has announced that they will be updating both games where they will now support VR on the Labo kit. With Super Mario Odyssey, the update is expected to add three new mini-missions where users will be able to collect musical notes and coins, while Breath of the Wild will give users the ability to active the Toy-Con VR Goggles.

Dr. Mario Coming For Ios And Android This Summer

Dr. Mario Coming For iOS And Android This Summer


Nintendo confirmed this week that it’s going to bring the Dr. Mario franchise to mobile devices this summer. The game is being developed for iOS and Android devices in partnership with Japan-based Line Corporation. The action puzzle game is going to be called Dr. Mario World and will see a global release so it would be available outside of Japan as well.

Not a lot of details have been confirmed by Nintendo at this point in time but it does mention that the game will arrive in the summer. The company has confirmed that Dr. Mario World will be available as a free download but will offer in-app purchases.

Mario Kart Tour Been Delayed To The Summer

Mario Kart Tour Been Delayed To The Summer

Last year Nintendo announced that they would be bringing the Mario Kart franchise to mobile in the form of Mario Kart Tour. It is unclear as to how the game will be played, but the popularity of the Mario Kart franchise has many interested. The game was initially pegged for a launch before the end of March 2019, but that is now no longer the case.

In an announcement on Twitter, Nintendo has confirmed that the game’s release will now be delayed till the summer. Presumably this is because the game might need a bit more polish ahead of its launch. While this is a bummer, at the same time we can appreciate the extra work that Nintendo is putting into it.

Half Of Switch Owners Have Bought Zelda, Mario Kart, & Super Mario Odyssey

Half Of Switch Owners Have Bought Zelda, Mario Kart, & Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo has a stable of classic franchises that are almost always guaranteed to do well whenever they launch. This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that half of Nintendo Switch owners own a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and/or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

This is according to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime who spoke to IGN about the attachment rate for some of the company’s flagship titles. “Those three games continue to attach to hardware at better than 50 percent. Just think about that. For everyone who owns a system, more than one out of every two have bought Zelda, more than one out of every two have bought Kart, more than one out of every two have bought Odyssey. That’s never happened in U.S. video game history.”

Despite Nintendo's Legal Victory, Japan's Faux Mario Kart Continues To Operate

Despite Nintendo's Legal Victory, Japan's Faux Mario Kart Continues To Operate

For those who have visited Tokyo or Osaka, you might be familiar with or have at least seen people dressed in costumes from the Mario franchise driving around the streets in go karts. You could almost be fooled into thinking that this was some kind of official Mario Kart service provided by Nintendo, but it isn’t.

In fact the service has been in operation for a long time now, but it was only last month that the Japan courts ruled in favor of Nintendo. The victory meant that Nintendo had won their claim against the company, MariCar, which would have forced the company to stop their operations, pay damages to Nintendo, and stop using any character likeness from Nintendo franchises. However as it turns out, the company is continuing to operate.

Mario Kart Vr Is Headed To The U.s.

Mario Kart VR Is Headed To The U.S.

The Mario Kart Arcade GP VR has had a successful launch in Japan and the United Kingdom. It has now been confirmed that Mario Kart VR is headed to the United States. This has been made possible by Bandai Namco and HTC. The former has officially licensed the game for virtual reality and it confirms that the experience will be made available in the United States next month, albeit not widely.

Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Against Japan's Faux Mario Kart

Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Against Japan's Faux Mario Kart

For years if you go to Tokyo, Japan, you will have the opportunity to dress up like popular Mario-themed characters and drive racing karts throughout the city. On first glance it looks like Mario Kart, but upon closer inspection it’s actually known as MariCar. It’s actually been amazing how long the company has been getting away with it, but unfortunately it has come to an end.

Nintendo Announces New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe For The Switch

Nintendo Announces New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe For The Switch

Last month it was rumored that Nintendo could be bringing New Super Mario Bros. U to the Nintendo Switch. Given that Nintendo brought Mario Kart 8 onto the Switch where it was previously launched as a Wii U exclusive, this idea didn’t seem too ridiculous. Turns out the rumors were right because that’s exactly what Nintendo has done.

The company has announced that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe will be coming to the Switch early 2019. This will contain both New Super Mario Bros. U and also New Super Luigi U games, in which gamers will basically be getting two games at once. Not only will Mario, Luigi, and Toad be returning as playable characters, but the Deluxe version of the game will also see the addition of Nabbit and Toadette.

Original Mario Bros. Gains Online Co-op With Nintendo Switch Online

Original Mario Bros. Gains Online Co-Op With Nintendo Switch Online

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One of the perks of signing up for Nintendo’s Switch Online subscription service is obviously the ability to play games with other Switch owners online. There are also additional perks where players will gain access to a bunch of classic games, and now it looks like Nintendo is touting those two perks as a way to get users to sign up.

New Super Mario Bros. U Could Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch

New Super Mario Bros. U Could Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was one of the titles that launched with the Nintendo Switch, although it should be noted that the game is essentially an upgraded port from the Wii U version of the game. However it all worked out in Nintendo’s favor as fans didn’t really seem to mind. Now it looks like another Wii U port could be on its way.