Mario Kart Tour Delayed Until Summer 2019

Announced exactly one year ago today, Nintendo’s upcoming mobile iteration of its best selling kart racer, Mario Kart Tour, has been delayed to this upcoming summer.

The announcement comes from the release of Nintendo’s latest fiscal quarterly highlights, which shine a light on many aspects of the Japanese gaming giant’s business aspects. The decision to push the game from its initial from early 2019 release date was made ‘in order to improve the quality of the application and expand the content of the service after delivery’.

Originally announced to release during Nintendo’s past fiscal year (April 2018-March 2019), Mario Kart Tour plans to bring Nintendo’s iconic cast of characters from the Mario franchise to your smartphone device in all of their wacky and fast-paced kart racing glory. As of now, Mario Kart Tour is planning to release on iOS, Android, and the Google Play Store.

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Report: Crash Team Racing Remaster to be Unveiled at the Game Awards 2018

Activision seems to be hinting at another big announcement for this Thursday’s Game Awards 2018, and it looks like they’re try to keep the nostalgia train a-rollin’.

Over the past few days, members of the gaming media, along with various influencers (YouTube, Twitch, etc), received a mysterious package containing a pair of fuzzy, orange dice along with a note stating “Sliding into the Game Awards on 12/6… -Anonymous”. While there is no confirmation on what the dice are officially pointing to, many believe that it is pointing to a remastered version of the cult-classic Crash Team Racing of original PlayStation fame.

This isn’t the first time that cryptic marketing has been done surrounding Activision and a nostalgia-induced announcement. Activision used the same marketing strategy last April in preparation for the recently released Spyro the Drago Reignited Trilogy, where the company sent out a mysterious purple, scaled egg with a message reading “Something’s about to hatch. -Falcon McBob”. ‘Falcon McBob’ was registered to a Twitter account that eventually was revealed to be the official account of the game, developed by Toys for Bob.

Rumors of a new Crash Bandicoot game have been swirling since the successful release of the once PlayStation mascot’s remastered trilogy on the PlayStation 4 in June 2017, and later Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC this past June.

Crash Team Racing, developed by Naughty Dog and published in-house by Sony Computer Entertainment, released in September 1999 as the answer to the enormously successful Mario Kart 64 on the Nintendo 64. The game received overall great reviews (holding an 88/100 on Metacritic still), and even leading to debate on if it is a better cart racer than its Nintendo rival.

For confirmation on what exactly Activision is teasing, tune into the Game Awards 2018 on Thursday, December 6th at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST.

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