No More Updates from Nintendo for Mario Kart Tour


Mario Kart Tour was a different approach to the Mario Kart series. While Nintendo has only recently started to dabble in the mobile space with a few of their titles, Mario Kart Tour became very popular. Since its initial release, the game has generated around $290 million globally on mobile, which is a big win for any company. But despite how well Mario Kart Tour did for Nintendo, it looks like things might be coming to an end.

Nintendo announced to Mario Kart Tour players that the game will no longer receive any new content after October 4th, 2023. This news was delivered via an in-game message to players who booted up Mario Kart Tour, which broke the news to everyone. The message showed the dates of the final new Battle Tours in the game with the line “From 10/04/2023 (Wed) on, tours will consist of content from tours that have appeared before… Note: No new courses, drivers, karts, or gliders will be added following the Battle Tour starting 10/04/20223 (Wed).”

A tweet with the message shared by Twitter user OatmealDome:

Although there won’t be any additional new content from Nintendo for Mario Kart World Tour, the game will remain playable according to a report on Eurogamer. So players won’t have to worry about the game shutting down completely.

Mario Kart Tour was released for iPhone and Android devices alongside other Nintendo mobile games. Those games, which include Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Fire Emblem Heroes; continue to be very successful. Those games will continue receiving new content, while Mario Kart Tour is left alone.

In the past, Mario Kart Tour was the center of controversy over gacha-style mechanics introduced into the game, which had players buying loot box-like bundles. It received a lot of backlash from many players until the mechanic was removed in September 2022. For now, Nintendo has made no other statements about Mario Kart Tour or if any other Nintendo mobile games will also stop getting updates.

Are you a fan of Mario Kart Tour? Are you sad to see the game not getting new content moving forward? Did you play any other Nintendo mobile games? Let us know in the comments section below!



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