Mario Kart Tour images and video appear online

Japanese beta test reveals first details

The first images and a video of Nintendo’s Mario Kart Tour have appeared online.

The mobile game, which is developed by Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp creator DeNA, is currently undergoing closed beta testing in Japan.

According to Nintendo Life, players control their kart by swiping on the touch screen, with acceleration handled automatically.

The game is played vertically and appears to feature a selection of retro tracks.

The title reportedly features a gacha monetisation system for drivers, karts and gliders, with rare drivers having advantages in races.

Mario Kart Tour was announced in February 2018 and will be released this summer for Android and iOS devices.

A North American Mario Kart Tour beta test is also due to take place this month, with successful applicants currently being notified via email.