Mario Kart Tour
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Mario Kart Tour has just received a new update, bringing the game up to a nice round 'Version 3.0.0'. There's not a great deal to note here, as the update appears to be mainly preparation for the upcoming Battle Mode and Spotlight Shop which, as previously reported, is Nintendo's alternative to the game's long-running gacha elements.

There are, however, also a couple of quality-of-life updates, which is always nice to see!

Here are the full patch notes:

・ Made preparations for Battles, a new way to play.*
・ Made preparations for the Spotlight Shop, where you'll be able to exchange rubies for drivers and more.*
・ The best score you've ever achieved on each course will now be recorded.
・ You can now play the next course directly from the race results screen.

*These are scheduled to be provided for future tours.

Players can still currently take part in the Anniversary Tour, which kicked off on September 20th to celebrate the game's third anniversary.

Are you still playing Mario Kart Tour? Will the addition of Battle Mode and the removal of gacha elements tempt you back in? Let us know in the comments!

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