Jeez, Nintendo. First it completely throws out everything it's done on Metroid Prime 4 so far, and now Mario Kart Tour, the mobile version of its silly racing series, is being pushed back as well. What's happening, lads?
Yes, Mario Kart Tour has unfortunately suffered a delay into summer 2019. Nintendo revealed the delay in its latest financial reports, stating that it was going to "improve the quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch". Which basically means it just wasn't ready yet.
That's not necessarily a bad thing - better to wait a bit longer and get a good game than have to deal with a crummy product while the developer fixes it post-launch, right? But it still sucks that this is the first we've heard about Mario Kart Tour in months. We don't even have a screenshot yet. Please, Nintendo, give me something to work with here.
But it's also a good sign that Nintendo is being more open about its delays, especially when you couple it with the Metroid Prime 4 news. The Big N is notorious for being closed-off from the world and only saying what it needs to when it feels like it, so hearing about these problems earlier on is no bad thing.
Gosh, how many more words can I drag out of this? Uh... Mario Kart Tour is probably going to be enjoyable fun, like Nintendo's other mobile games, but its free-to-play mechanics will probably bother a few people. Is that enough yet? Can I go back to bed now?
Mario Kart Tour will now launch in summer 2019, so long as it doesn't end up getting delayed again. And if it does, we'll be sure to let you know. Probably in an even longer, ramblier news post that has no business being so long when the story itself is so short. Phew! That should do it.