The future of Mii have been in doubt for some time now, and while Switch Sports made it seem like Nintendo was almost ready to move on from these classic Wii generation avatars, it appears they're not done with them just yet.
In a surprise move, Nintendo has actually added Mii (and themed suits) into the latest update in Mario Kart Tour. They're not accessible in the mobile game just yet, but Wave 1 will be arriving later this month on 8th/9th March, and will be followed by Wave 2 on 22nd/23rd March.
The Mii suits on display in the video above include the red suit, the Mario suit, the Peach suit, the Donkey Kong suit, the Luigi Suit, the Toad suit, the Rosalina suit, bronze suit, silver suit and gold suit.
Will you be returning to the track to race about as a Mii? Or are you holding out for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's DLC arriving later this month? Leave a comment down below.
You mean I hoarded dozens of amiibo for nothing?!
Hmm, possible free update to mario kart 8 deluxes miis soon? You can't even say that's out of the question. The new 48 dlc tracks just blew the lid off what's possible.
I’m so glad to see Mario Kart getting so much support lately
Also a lot of other big changes coming with this update, some of which are already present in-game:
Quite an extensive batch of updates, especially when considering how the Booster Course Pass is coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
MUSHROOM GORGE, WOOOHOOOOOO!
(No, I don't care about Tour. I just really hope this means the track will be getting into MK8 DX, as it's one of the best.)
Sonic outfits still the best in my opinion since i like Blue color.
This is awesome! I really hope this means the Miis may be coming back! 😁👍🏼
"The new 48 dlc tracks just blew the lid off what's possible."
Absolutely, and it has my mind racing with possibilities. After the Booster Expansion announcement, I did the math, and there were pretty much exactly 48 tracks in Tour that weren't already in Mario Kart 8 (excluding variants like Paris Promenade 2, 3, 4). Thought they were literally just gonna port all the tracks that were already in Tour, but they're continuing to update it with more courses. This isn't the only one, as more have been datamined to be coming soon.
This has me wondering, with it being such a money maker, how long is Nintendo planning to support Tour? Are they gonna keep it alive so long they remaster every single retro track? If so, might Nintendo do a SECOND Booster Pass?? The Smash Ultimate of Mario Kart would be my dream scenario. I want a trailer that says, "EVERYWHERE IS HERE!" haha. Sorry to the people that wanted Smash Kart, but other than the bland graphics on these new tracks (which is admittedly a big disappointment), I couldn't be happier.
I hope at E3, we maybe get the announcement of some new characters and skins from Tour.
Why do the miis need those stupid helmets.
@blindsquarel : You've obviously never had to scrape Mii remains off of asphalt.
@Not_Soos Well these, basically guarantees it... Lots of prediction vids, but in the end it is easy.. Eveything they have ported Tour + The new city tracks + The ones they are currently porting to mario kart tur
And nintendo life.:. The assumption they were killing Miis because they were only after 20s in the trailer in a new game (you weren't expecting) with actual mii support was kind of ridiculous anyway..
Maybe that will come as a minigame in a future update?
Its a Mii! Wahoo
Another retro cup pick from MK7, interesting. The retro tracks in MK7 are:
So that leaves Luigi Raceway, Coconut Mall (coming to MK8 Deluxe so pretty much confirmed), Daisy Cruiser and Koopa Cape as the retro tracks in MK7 not yet in MK Tour. Looks like if all MK Tour tracks do come to MK8 Deluxe then MK7 has a big chance of being saved (it's gone from 3DS in March 2023).
Because unlike mushroom kingdom characters the mii’s have a legal obligation to wear a helmet to drive a kart.
Mushroom gorge. Finally.
@Grumblevolcano Luigi Raceway and Daisy Cruiser have also been datamined for Tour. The only tracks from 7 that haven't been datamined are Music Park and Koopa Cape, iirc
I'm super excited, but I also am not sure how it will work. Do you have to unlock them? If not, will they always be bottom tier for each stage?
It’s only a flesh wound
Woah! A Mario Kart Tour post in nintendo life without people whining and crying?! UNCANNY!
Seriously, I don't care about Miis, but Mushroom Gorge is a nice addition! Loved that track in MKWii
Nintendo had never abandoned Mii's... they're in Switch Sports, Miitopia, Smash Bros... this whole story you have seems odd.
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