Mario Kart Tour’s Tokyo event starts this week
New track, karts and character to be added in Tokyo Tour
Mario Kart Tour’s next timed event, the Tokyo Tour, will begin on Wednesday, September 9 at 7am BST / 2am EDT.
The Tokyo Tour will introduce a new track based on the Japanese city, as well as additional retro tracks, karts, gliders and a Japan-themed Mario variant.
The event will see the end of the current New York Tour and its tour gifts, spotlight drivers, karts and gliders will no longer be available. However, these items may reappear in future pipes, Nintendo said.
In Mario Kart Tour’s Pipe, the number of characters, karts and gliders is determined by their rarity. In Mario Kart Tour, Rarity is defined as normal, super, high-end and high-end spotlight.
Mario Kart Tour microtransaction mechanics include a gacha-like system for unlocking content, as well as a Gold Pass $4.99/£4.99 monthly subscription service that lets players unlock more in-game rewards.
Mario Kart Tour is estimated to have been downloaded 90.1 million times across Android and iOS devices in its first week of availability.
The figure comes via Sensor Tower, which previously said Mario Kart Tour hit 20 million downloads on its launch day, and would make it comfortably Nintendo’s most successful mobile title in terms of week one installs.
Nintendo is expected to introduce online Mario Kart Tour multiplayer in a future update.