Diddy Mario Kart Tour

With his Nintendo-branded hat firmly in place, Diddy Kong is making a very welcome return to the Mario Kart scene next month as a playable character in Mario Kart Tour.

Despite being a Super Smash Bros. star and featuring in the Donkey Kong games available on 3DS, Wii U and Switch, Diddy hasn't been invited to the race track for eleven years. His last Mario Kart outing was in Mario Kart Wii, meaning that he was left out of Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, and even that game's cast of DLC characters which ended up starring in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

He can be seen in the official trailer for the game which we shared with you several hours ago; we missed his brief appearance the first time thanks to all the excitement, but we felt that the character's return was worth highlighting.

Now that Diddy's back in the mood for a spot of racing, how about a Diddy Kong Racing sequel on Switch? Come on, Nintendo, you know you want to.

[source youtube.com, via dkvine.com]