Mario Kart on our phones always felt like it was a good idea, but it took Nintendo years before they decided to go ahead with it. For those who are learning about this for the first time, it was back in 2018 that the company announced Mario Kart Tour for mobile devices.
If the thought of playing Mario Kart on your phone tickles your fancy, then you might be pleased to learn that Nintendo has announced that the closed beta for the game will be taking place late May, and at the moment, it seems that the beta will only be available for those on Android devices.
Gamers who are interested in taking part in the closed beta can submit an application on Nintendo’s website, but note that there is no guarantee that your application will be successful. Nintendo mentions that if applications outnumber the number of possible participants, then selection will be done at random (which we imagine will most likely be the case).
Applications are already open and will run until the 7th of May, with the closed beta scheduled to take place from the 22nd of May until the 4th of June. It will also only apply to gamers living in the US and Japan.
At the moment not much is known about the game, like how much it would cost (the website does mention there will be in-game purchases) or what the gameplay will be like, such as how faithful it will be to the gameplay on consoles like the Nintendo Switch. In any case, we should have more details once the closed beta kicks off.