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Nintendo pumps the brakes on Mario Kart Tour support

The tour is finally coming to an end, as Nintendo announces the end of support for Mario Kart Tour in the near future. There are still a few fun things left.

Mario Kart Tour ending: 8-bit versions of Mario and Donkey Kong appear in karts

They say all good things must come to an end, but somehow this one feels a bit too soon. Nintendo announced today that the Mario Kart Tour ending is sadly zooming into sight. The mobile racer has been active for over four years now, and a statement from Nintendo reveals that it’s ending support for Tour in October. Many of the best Mario Kart tracks are already in the palm of your hand.

Nintendo added considerable amounts of content to Mario Kart Tour over the years, with many of the best tracks from the mobile title even ending up among the ranks of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course DLC. Mario Kart Tour’s final piece of new content is the Battle Tour, set to go live on October 4, 2023. After this, all content will be a rotation of characters and items from previous tours.

It’s sad to see but not entirely surprising, considering Nintendo has already stopped support for mobile titles such as Miitomo, Dragalia Lost, and even Dr. Mario World. We hope that Nintendo continues to keep the servers alive so fans of the game can carry on racing and enjoy the many exclusive tracks still only found within Mario Kart Tour. Meanwhile, mobile titles Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp still seem to be going strong. For now, at least.

If Mario Kart Tour ending has you feeling nostalgic, be sure to have a look at some Mario Kart Tour gameplay, and you can check out the trailer below with levels and outfits from the recent Night Tour.

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That’s all we know about the Mario Kart Tour ending for now, but if you want to find some other games to play, then be sure to check out our guide to the best mobile games of 2023.