Next Mario Kart Tour Update Will Add Classic Donkey Kong Track

The arrival of the next Tour is announced for Mario Kart Tour, and it brings a classic Donkey Kong callback track from an older series entry.


Mario Kart TourUpdates are coming in regularly, and the upcoming next season brings a Donkey Kong track with it. Fans of the mobile version of the iconic racer will probably be delighted to know that the fall tour is officially coming to an end, and with it, new arrivals are just around the corner.


Mario Kart Tour is the moving variant of the long run Mario Kart series, which has received mixed reactions from fans since its launch. Although the return of classic tracks and the addition of new tracks, racers and costumes were widely appreciated, the monetized nature of Mario Kart Tour left some players sour. However, fans who were put off by the game’s “free-to-start” style were given another option to try out some of the new tracks. Select Mario Kart Tour tracks have been added to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the Booster Course Pass DLC, giving players a chance to try new Tour tracks while revisiting some classics from previous console entries in the series.

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Mario Kart Tour officially announced that the game’s next Tour will begin on November 15, introducing the Animal Tour. The Animal Tour will feature a classic Mario Kart trail, DK Mountain. Originally debuted in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!the track also had an earlier comeback in Mario Kart Wii, although with some modifications. Surprisingly, this is the GameCube version players can expect, not the Wii version. The rationale for using an older version of the map is unclear.

As with previous tours, a new set of Mii racing suits have also been announced, this time featuring Wave 19. Mario Kart Tour doesn’t reveal too much about what suits will be added this time around, though it did offer a teaser video giving players some hints.

Mario Kart continues to be an incredibly successful franchise for Nintendo with no signs of stopping or slowing down. Fans have long wondered if Mario Kart 9 would eventually make its way to the Switch or if such a title wouldn’t be seen until the next Nintendo console. If it is not impossible that a sequel will launch on Switch, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe receive new updates with a multitude of additional tracks, the probability is extremely low. It is also possible that the new runners and costumes of Mario Kart Tour could eventually make their way to the Switch version of the game, further extending its lifespan. However, Nintendo has not officially commented on this possibility.

Mario Kart Tour is now available for mobile devices.

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