According to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Tekken studio’s website, it created visual assets for Mario Kart Tour’s courses, characters and machines, as well as “approximately half” of its bonus challenges.
Bandai Namco Studios is a long-time Nintendo collaborator, having worked in a similar role for the creation of Mario Kart 8, Arms and Mario Sports Superstars.
It is also the developer of the Super Smash Bros. series since 2014’s Wii U and 3DS instalments, as well as internal IP Tekken, Ace Combat and Pac-Man.
Mario Kart Tour recently started its Paris tour event, adding a number of new characters, karts, gliders and challenges to the game.
The two-week event includes the Paris Promenade course, along with time-limited characters Peach (Vacation) and Shy Guy (Pastry Chef).
DeNA will hold a beta test for “real-time” Mario Kart Tour multiplayer in December, it has been confirmed. The beta test will be limited to subscribers of the game’s $4.99/£4.99 Gold Pass.