April 15, 2024

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After 4 years of updates, Nintendo has introduced that its cellular racing sport Mario Kart Tour will not obtain new content material after October 4.

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The in-game message was shared to X (previously Twitter) by longtime dataminer OatmealDome. After thanking the group for enjoying and saying the subsequent set of excursions (a collection of races that final two weeks), Nintendo confirmed that content material from October 4 onward will merely be recycled in perpetuity.

“From 10/04/2023 (Wed) on, excursions will encompass content material from excursions which have appeared earlier than,” the corporate wrote. “Observe: No new programs, drivers, karts, or gliders might be added following the Battle Tour beginning 10/04/20223 (Wed).”

Whereas the sport received’t obtain any new updates going ahead, Eurogamer reviews that Mario Kart Tour will stay playable for the foreseeable future.

Kotaku reached out to Nintendo for remark.

Mario Kart Tour launched in September 2019 and rapidly turned one among Nintendo’s most profitable cellular video games. As of September 2022, the smartphone spin-off has raked in some $293 million globally, however not with out its fair proportion of controversy. “Highlight Pipes,” a gacha mechanic that mainly functioned like loot containers with undisclosed odds, drew explicit ire from the sport’s group. Nintendo eliminated these pipes in September 2022, however the firm is nonetheless going through a class-action lawsuit as of Could 2023 from a mum or dad who claimed his little one shelled out some $170 on Highlight Pipes by way of a bank card.

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Nintendo has a handful of different cellular video games it’s nonetheless engaged on, together with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Hearth Emblem Heroes, and Tremendous Mario Run. The corporate, which additionally noticed large success this yr with The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film, is trying to increase its enterprise, dipping its toes into occasion organizing and different areas, in keeping with The Washington Submit.

 


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