The Nintendo mobile game Mario Kart Tour will soon turn into a real video game. After more than a year of complaints, the game will be stripped of its money-guzzling gacha elements in a new update.
Mario Kart Tour kills gacha
While free-to-play gacha elements in Fire Emblem Heroes have made over $1 billion, other Nintendo mobile games have suffered. With the cancellation of Dragalia Lost, it looks like Nintendo is moving away from its reliance on gacha systems.
Revealed on Twitter, Mario Kart Tour’s current gacha system will be removed from the game. The controversial racing game no longer allows players to spend rubies to summon characters through pipes.
However, Tour is still a free-to-play game at heart. Yes, gacha elements are gone. On the other hand, you still have to spend premium currency to unlock kart parts like gliders and more.
Tour’s vast selection of playable characters was seen as one of its unique aspects. With the removal of gacha, every character becomes playable, potentially bringing more players to the game. Will you jump in again?
Battle mode is coming!
In addition to removing the gacha systems, Mario Kart Tour is getting one of the most beloved modes of the series. In the upcoming update, you can finally play an online battle mode on mobile!
No release date has been announced for the new update. We do know, however, that it will be released sometime in September. So, fasten your seat belts!
With this massive update, Tour is finally becoming the karting game it should have always been. While some may still forego the mobile title, it’s certainly a massive, immersive Mario Kart experience on phones.
What do you think of this update? Did it revive your Mario Kart addiction? What? No, we are not addicted! Quiet!