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Update [Fri 6th Jan, 2023 10:30 GMT]: After teasing us with a single screenshot of the Wii's unmistakable Rainbow Road course, the Mario Kart Tour Twitter has today made it official that the next tour will be out of this world.

The Space Tour will be setting off on 11th January at 6am GMT / 7am CET, where you will be navigating the tricky turns of the Wii's galactic classic.

As is always the case, the @mariokarttourEN Twitter also shared which Mii Racing Suit will be debuting alongside the new tour, with a purple edition getting the spotlight this time around. As for the teased silhouette of the next suit, your guess is as good as ours! Could that be some kind of lion?

Original article [Thu 5th Jan, 2023 13:30 GMT]: We have to commend Mario Kart Tour for its consistent updates and new content over the years; it really is impressive, regardless of your thoughts on the game as a whole. The game is currently in the midst of the 'New Year Tour' to bring in 2023 in style, but it's not stopping there.

For its next big update, a tease has been posted on Twitter that seemingly confirms the addition of Rainbow Road from Mario Kart Wii - a fan favourite for many, to be sure. It's not clear at this stage exactly when the next tour is due to commence, but chances are it will likely be within the next week or so.

Check out the tease below:

Of course, the inclusion of the Wii version of Rainbow Road in Mario Kart Tour has got some folks speculating that it might also wind up in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as one of the upcoming DLC tracks. While certainly plausible, we just got the 3DS version of Rainbow Road in Wave 3 of the Booster Course Pass, so we reckon Nintendo will likely put the focus on other tracks for Wave 4. Hey, maybe Wave 5 or 6 though, right? Anything is possible!

What do you make of Rainbow Road's upcoming inclusion in Mario Kart Tour? Will you be checking it out, or are you hoping it migrates over to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Let us know your thoughts!