Big news for Mario Kart fans! Japanese electronics and video game giant Nintendo announced plans to make more of their games available for smartphones. Next up is one that has fans excited: The Mario Kart Tour app for mobile. But don't get too impatient, since it may not drop until March 2019.
And the company is planning an animated film with Illumination Entertainment, the creators behind Despicable Me and Minions.
Fans are definitely pumped:
Mario Kart looks like it’s coming to iPhones and I am pumped to rekindle the Luigi bromance. He may be slow and useless, but Luigi is my guy.— Nick Rynne (@NickRynne) February 1, 2018
But not everyone was feeling the love:
I'd throw my phone when someone hits me with lightning. Controllers are more resilient— supercujo (@supercujo) February 1, 2018
I’m sure it will be a greatly simplified version that will be fun in a pinch but in the end just make you want to play actual Mario Kart.— Joe Fourhman (@fourhman) February 1, 2018
Hmmmmm. This will make Nintendo a shit-ton of money so I definitely get it, but other Nintendo mobile games have deliberately been cut-down experiences (almost like gateway drugs to the full thing on Nintendo systems) so I wonder how that'll work with Mario Kart. https://t.co/mgusjcuue0— Chris Scullion (@scully1888) February 1, 2018
As for the movie, people were having some feels about that too:
I'm up for the CG Mario movie as long as the plot is anything other than 'Peach gets kidnapped'. I want my daughter to see her kicking arse (and Daisy most certainly won't be an acceptable alternative)— Chris Scullion (@scully1888) February 1, 2018
Let’s hope this new Mario film lives up to the original which is one of Hollywood’s greatest cinematic accomplishments— derek schwartz (@derek_mafs) February 1, 2018
People needed a moment to catch their breath from all the excitement:
Nintendo, please calm down for a few days. These announcements are getting out of hand:— David Milner (@DaveMilbo) February 1, 2018
- New Mario movie
- Mario Kart for mobile
- Switch online launching in Sept
- Switch passes Wii U total sales
- The whole cardboard thing
Nintendo is currently dropping bombs, whew. First the Nintendo Switch Online releasing in September, then Mario Kart Tour (mobile) releasing before March 2019, and now official confirmation of the animated Super Mario movie by Illumination? This is amazing.— Ali (@PhenomenalAli) February 1, 2018
WHY IS NINTENDO JUST RANDOMLY DROPPING ARGUABLY BIG SHIT OUT OF NOWHERE? FIRST THE ONLINE, THEN MARIO KART APP AND NOW MARIO MOVIE???— Ben (15 days 🎂) (@gateonport) February 1, 2018
Patience, people. Patience.