Nintendo announces new Mario Kart game for smartphones

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Nintendo announces new Mario Kart game for smartphones
Nintendo also confirms that the Switch will be getting its online subscription service by September of this year

MANILA, Philippines – Nintendo announced some new developments for its mobile game offerings and its highly-coveted console, the Switch.

The company announced Thursday, February 1, that it will come out with a smartphone version of popular racing game Mario Kart. Dubbed Mario Kart Tour, the game will release on iOS and Android devices in “the fiscal year ending in March 2019,” though not much else is known at this point.

Nintendo also said the long-awaited online subscription service for the Switch would be prepped by September of this year. 

During its recent earnings report, Nintendo raised its annual net profit forecast by more than 40%, following brisk sales of the Switch console during the holidays. It now expects an annual net profit of $1.1 billion.

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.