The next Tour’s arrival is announced for Mario Kart Tour, and it’s bringing a classic callback Donkey Kong track from an older series entry.
Mario Kart Tour‘s updates arrive regularly, and the next upcoming season is bringing a Donkey Kong track with it. Fans of the mobile take on the iconic racer will likely be excited to know that the Autumn Tour is officially coming to a close, and with it, new arrivals are just around the corner.
Mario Kart Tour is the mobile variant of the long-running Mario Kart series, which has received mixed reactions from fans since its launch. While the return of classic tracks and the addition of new tracks, racers, and costumes has been widely appreciated, the monetized nature of Mario Kart Tour has left some players sour. However, fans who were turned off by the “free-to-start” style of the game have been given another option to try out some of the new tracks. Select Mario Kart Tour tracks were added to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the Booster Course Pass DLC, giving players a chance to try out some new Tour tracks while also revisiting some classics from prior console entries to the series.
Mario Kart Tour has officially announced that the next Tour of the game will begin on November 15, introducing the Animal Tour. The Animal Tour will feature a classic Mario Kart track, DK Mountain. Initially making its debut in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the track has also seen a prior comeback in Mario Kart Wii, albeit with some modifications. Surprisingly, it’s the GameCube version that players can expect, not the Wii version. The reasoning for using an older version of the map isn’t clear.
As with prior tours, a new series of Mii racing suits have also been announced, this time with Wave 19. Mario Kart Tour isn’t revealing too much about which suits will be added this time around, though it did offer a video teaser giving players some hints.
Mario Kart continues to be an incredibly successful franchise for Nintendo with no signs of stopping or slowing down. Fans wondered for a long time if Mario Kart 9 would eventually make its way to the Switch or if such a title wouldn’t be seen until the next Nintendo console. While it’s not impossible for a sequel to launch on the Switch, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe receiving new updates with a bevy of additional tracks, the likeliness is extremely low. There’s also the possibility that the new racers and costumes from Mario Kart Tour could eventually make their way to the Switch version of the game, further extending its lifespan. However, Nintendo hasn’t made any official comments on the possibility.
Mario Kart Tour is available now for mobile devices.