Last January, Nintendo announced plans to develop and release a Mario Kart game for mobile devices. The upcoming mobile racer, dubbed Mario Kart Tour, was originally planned to launch on March 31st, but Nintendo announced its delay at the start of this year, almost exactly one year after it was first announced. Mario Kart Tour is now expected to launch sometime this Summer, but some lucky gamers will get to try it out in the very near future.
Nintendo recently opened up
a Japanese website where fans can register for a chance to participate in an upcoming beta for Mario Kart Tour. Applications can be submitted from now until May 8th, and the beta itself will kick off on May 22nd. The beta will apparently be available in both Japan and the United States, but no other territories have been confirmed. At this time it seems only Android devices will get the beta, though perhaps that will change at a later date. The full release is still expected to come sometime this Summer.