Update 2 - Tue 22nd Oct, 2019 11:30 BST: Nintendo has posted the above video introducing the Halloween Tour, with the game cheekily being renamed in the opening seconds as 'Luigi Kart Tour'. The video details the arrival of Luigi, King Boo, the Ghost Valley course, plus 'eerie karts and gliders'. Ah, the irony that Luigi is arguably the least scary Mushroom Kingdom denizen! Also confirmed is the return of Time Trials.
Update - Sun 20th Oct, 2019 22:45 BST: The Mario Kart Tour Twitter account has now also confirmed King Boo will be making his royal entrance in the upcoming Halloween tour.
On top of this is a look at what appears to be Luigi's Poltergust 4000, which originally debuted in Mario Kart DS, and is an upgraded version of the Poltergust 3000 featured in Luigi's Mansion.
Original Story - Sat 19th Oct, 2019 12:00 BST: When Nintendo launched Mario Kart Tour on mobile devices in September, one character missing from the initial roster was Luigi.
After making headlines a number of years ago for his "death stare" in Mario Kart 8, the famous brother is now being added to the newest entry as a part of the month of Luigi celebrations. Here's the official announcement:
In addition to this is the upcoming Halloween tour - which will start next week on 22nd October and runs until 5th November. Here's a promotional tweet featuring the Luigi's Mansion track from Mario Kart DS:
Are you looking forward to this playing as Luigi in Mario Kart Tour? Are you still playing this game on a regular basis? Tell us below.
Figured this was the next tour. Wonder if E Gadd or King Boo will also be added.
(obligatory text because NL is too strict)
as much as I dislike this game, I do like the explanation of Luigi "losing his keys".
No it was crap. Thry destroy the game with the ”micro” transactions. I’d rather have payed up front for the whole game from the beginning.
He is gonna be proper hard to unlock.
I’ve got a good batch of characters unlocked but a few look impossible to get unless you pay the price of a full game for each
Still won't improve bad controls.
While it makes sense to add Luigi along halloween celebrations, it is pretty weird that he wasn't part of the base game. We live in a world where Pauline was avaible before Luigi
Nice. So far really been enjoying it
Seems like a good time in for a Luigi mansion 3 game. Hope they can make a new mansion course as their real life locales course.
@Bobb mario kart tour, the game where I can’t play as bowser, but can play as dry bowser. I can’t play as rosalina, but can play as baby rosalina, I can’t play as mario, but I can play as baby metal or hakama mario.
@Ladasta the game is fun for what it is, and micro transactions are totally optional. Haven't feel the urge to buy anything, and keep winning races.
Currently it is my only big complaint about this game, even if you can play with the gyroscope, in sharp turns it is almost impossible to take them correctly and that ends up costing me positions ...; from there (adding its abusive microtransactions, but so far, I have not required to spend more than $4 and I have more than 20 characters), the game is really very good and has a good challenge, especially completing the challenges.
Being a gacha game doesn’t excuse his exclusion, Nintendo.
The thumbnail is even a Death Stare. Noice.
"Losing his keys?" You mean getting mugged by Mario and his closest friends in Super Mario Maker 2?
This Game is Great. I'm having more fun with these 2 lap races.
Unless you get the Gold Pass you really will miss out on some racers. The $5 price tag isn't bad but you can max out you're gifts quickly and there's no real reason to 100% it.I play for the first day or two and that's about it til the next round starts.
I need 12 more stars to finish the tour but it's only 300 coins and 1 High-End skill point for the Glider,Kart and Racer.
Those Racer Bundles are horrible. $30 for Diddy Kong? no way
$2 for a small package of stuff? yeah that was fine.
This version of Neo Bowser City looks sooooo good, especially the colors of the skyline. A midnight blue into a citrus like sunset, lol. THIS is what the skyline should have looked like on MK8 for Neo Bowser City, and most definitely for Toad’s Turnpike, as it looks more closer to the original.
@SakuraHaruka use drift controls only... they work perfectly for this game
Thanks, but I prefer use the gyroscope, as when I played Mario Kart Wii with the Wii Wheel.
Do like some E.Gadd.
Animal Crossing, right? Gotta go trick or treating!
@SakuraHaruka Yes. I might give it a try again later.
Glad to get the 'green plumber' into the action...finally.
@w00dm4n The added Gold Challenges have kept me busy for most of the week, but I do wish the monthly cost would come down a few bucks. As it stands at $5 USD, I'll only pay the monthly cost when there is a character (or even better, characters!) I really want to grind for.
There's also the option to buy the high level drops with coins, which can be easily obtained by using the gems for Coin Rush races, so in those times when I'm not paying the premium fee, I'll be saving up.
i don’t understand everyone complaining about “required” microtransactions. i have 25 drivers, all but 5 karts and 11 gliders and i haven’t spent a penny. all i did was sign up for the gold pass free trial, which everyone can do, and cancelled it afterwards. sure, maybe i’d have EVERYthing if i paid, but do i NEED everything? no. microtransactions, while maybe being an unethical practice in general, are NOT required for this game and it’s unfair to say so.
@Arbor It’s not because they’re “required” (which they’re not), it’s because the game is one big heap of bad business practices. Don’t support it.
Sounds like Nintendo left out Luigi at launch just so they could celebrate the launch of Luigi's Mansion 3 for Halloween.
I really haven't been playing lately (and ya can't blame mii), but I did save up some rubies for that micro chance of getting King Boo...just gotta wait for when he is the spotlight character.
@Roam85 king boo is already confirmed plz read the article before you mouth off
@Noid yeah but it doesn’t make sense he could just have called AA
@tobsesta99 I guess you could say Nintendo gatcha right where they want you. Shame about that
@1UP_MARIO wow must be nice to have money
@Nedtendo the part that reads after the word in bold letters “Update”?
I wonder how my first comment on the thread could have possibly have missed that.
What was that you were saying about reading before mouthing off?
@Roam85 you’re right. Sorry. It’s been a long day but no excuse for being like that. Sorry man!
@Nedtendo hakuna matatta, hombre
And also Waluigi and the Waluigi Pinball track.
Waluigi and Waluigi Pinball track now confirmed
Thank goodness. The Twittersphere can finally shut up about the lack of Luigi lol.
I've heard so little about this game. No tweets about it. No friends playing. I've booted it up maybe 4 times total and played maybe 8 races total? I'm sure it's doing well enough, but I doubt it's doing gangbusters.
@Ladasta You would rather pay over $100 for the full game up front instead of paying for micro transactions?
Mobile games exist purely to make as much money as they can. Not to sell a complete game for $60.
I'm enjoying this game so far and haven't spent a dime on it (I'll probably enjoy it less when my free 'gold' trial expires). I love the idea of changing tours even more so when they're themed (Halloween!), the challenges and the points. It's not about finishing first every time but to score more points than the others (though finishing 1st gets you more points).
I just wish Nintendo tried harder to hide the fact we're always competing against bots with the same "human" names. I'm fed up having to race against Pedro or two Andrés the every other race.
@Ladasta Well what do you expect for a free to play Mobile game? Mario Kart 8 DX? at least unlike Super Mario Run you don't need to keep buying tickets just to play the app at all... or playing 19:99 for a online only game
I haven't spend a penny, made use of the gold trial, got Mario, Metal Mario, Bowser, etc,enough stuff to use, only bad thing I can say about the game is the lack of time I have to play it often
Not gonna support a game that requires you to Pay/Grind with luck to get the Titled character, Mario. You can buy bundle of 'cosmetics' that cost like buying Mario Kart Deluxe on switch.
tbh tried it, the controls are bad, the UI is very confusing and cluttered, badly design. It's just a bad mobile game. Gave it 1/5 in google play.
@Bass_X0 You mean, like Ghost Recon Breakpoint?
Once companies become so blatantly greedy, no matter how ones adores Nintendo Icons, they become evil pixels, to make you slowly pay more for less fun. Suddenly you wake up playing a lazy Unity asset flip, paying for the privilege, of not playing anymore.
Finally I've been asking for him since the game was first released
@Slapshot if you time it right you can get the last week of a tour,2 weeks of the following tour and the first week of the newest tour for $5.
It's starting to slow down now though. 200 1st place finishes? I got Wendy today in the shop to complete all the tour and gold challenges. So i bought Mario with 3000 coins. I wanted Wario but missed him.
@Bass_X0 maybe 10 dollars
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