Lakitu's latest video for Mario Kart Tour has revealed the next big update (out today) is the Winter Tour.
This update adds in the Mario Kart DS track DK Pass, three new drivers, new karts and gliders, and updates the control system. Here's a bit about the control update at the 1:30 mark:
Now you can steer and drift effectively, regardless of your drift setting. You can steer by swiping across the screen and drift at the tap of the button or vice versa.
There are three new drivers. The first is Santa Claus Mario, who is out now and makes use of the Fire Flower out on the track. Then, on 4th December, Pink Gold Peach arrives. Her special skill is Coin Box. The third and final driver – Black Shy Guy – arrives on 18th December with the Bob-omb Cannon.
One of the new karts is The Wild Wing from Mario Kart Wii. Apart from this, there are also brand new rewards for users who subscribe to the Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass.
Will you be participating in the latest tour? Still playing Mario Kart on mobile? Comment below.
Pink Gold Peach
Okay, maybe we should slow down on all the Peach characters.
@SpicyBurrito16 ...peachy !!
Lakitu with that voice gives me the creeps...
black shy guy sounds...
Would really prefer some variety in Special Characters....
Instead we get the 3rd Special Mario (outside of the normal, baby, and metal Marios available normally, 6 Total Marios), the 6th Peach, and a 3rd Shy Guy (a plain recolor compared to the Chef Guy this previous tour) in the short span of the couple months the games been out.
You would've sold me on a Santa Bowser.
Well maybe Doug will dress up as Santa.
@PaperLucario A Santa Bowser might have been enough to actually get me to try out this game lol
I'm just kind of hoping they're setting up all these models with the same animations as the main games, so they can pull a ton of characters into the next real game far more easily. Given Pink Gold Peach is here I'm at least assuming they're pulling in all the models and animations from MK8 anyways (looks like only Cat Peach and Tanooki Mario are missing amongst Mario characters). I mean, you'd think they'll have to bring in characters like Birdo, Funky Kong, and Petey soon who haven't had modern appearances.
If they make Mario Kart 9.... Hopefully all her outfits are unlockable costumes ( along side her tennis, Olympic outfits, etc) as well as other characters! It would be So cool!
Well, yes, too many Peachy!, XD
Now, Daisy needs Love, even Rosalina had her special outfit, Witch Rosalina, but Daisy has not given her special outfit...
Santa Bowser would be too creative, no rather go with Pink Gold Peach, the dumbest character ever created.
Would it hurt Nintendo to bring some updates to its proper Mario Kart game? You know the one which is the best selling game on the Switch
@Sandro89 like, it had to be her, out of all those characters!
I love the idea of santa Bowser! Would`ve spent some serious rubees on that!
Just frantically logged in to try the new controls. Doesn’t make much difference really. Oh well
Peachette isn't technically Peach though... she is actually Toadette so technically she does not (or should not) count as a Peach... "technically"
@carlos82 Completely agree mate! It's one of the best games on the system and me personally, it's the game I've logged the most hours into.
I would even be happy with some paid DLC with some new tracks, characters, outfits, battle tracks.
I've pretty much given up on this game at this point. The gacha elements have worn on me and I'm getting less rubies and tons and nearly all duplicates when I fire the pipe. Plus the characters added are all just costume variants of existing characters at this point. This game has clearly lost most of its steam.
Man... When i read mario kart i inmediately turned on my switch and mario kart to update hahaha. Then i read a second time it was for mario kart tour.. stupid me haha.
Man why doesnt Nintendo give the same treathment to Mario kart 8 deluxe. I still play iy everyday.
@Liam_Doolan Santa *Claus
Nathaniel Bandy: OH GOD NO!!!1! NOOOOOOOOOOOO
They had that control setting already you just had to sent it.
Just wanted to say that the article got some things wrong - Mario (Santa) launches tomorrow, with there being a slim chance of getting Pink Gold Peach in his pipe, and Pink Gold Peach's spotlight pipe should be out next Wednesday, on the 27th. Black Shy Guy is presumably just a regular addition - the December 4th and 19th dates line up with future tours with new drivers.
Black Shy Guy, Blue Toad, Pink Gold Peach, and I can't wait for all the colored Yoshis next year.
so is baby New Year's Mario and Baby New Year's Peach next?
Glad they listen to the feedbacks with the controls.
I suggested something like a button to switch from simple to manual since its troublesome switching controls back and forward in the settings while driving.
This is so far better since I use manual for speed and points and simple for accuracy and grabbing coins.
The Winter tour, set to start AND end when it's basically and officially still autumn.
Nathaniel Bandy prepares to commit a hate crime.
@w00dm4n Sounds like a Jeopardy category
@echoplex Climate change
Let me guess, Santa Mario will cost you $39.99
@tseliot When you buy it, it will also invasively redirect you to your app store for an app that shows where Santa Mario is in the world at that moment, which is free, but also costs $5 every time you want to ping his location.
Meanwhile Nintendo's flagship platform, the Switch, still doesn't have an original Mario kart game.
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