Mario Kart being developed for smartphones

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: A man enters Nintendo's flagship store, July 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

REDMOND, WA (WATE) – A popular racing game will soon be available on smartphones.

Nintendo of America announced on Twitter that a mobile application for Mario Kart Tour is in development.

The company hopes the game will be released “in the fiscal year ending in March 2019.”

Nintendo has had a long history of success with the game franchise. According to TechCrunch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold more than 7.3 million units. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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