'Mario Kart' Is Finally Coming to Your Phone

Courtesy of Nintendo

Great news for humans and possibly primates with knowledge of simple tools: Nintendo is finally releasing a mobile version of Mario Kart.

Nintendo announced on Wednesday via Twitter that the game will be called Mario Kart Tour, but unfortunately didn't provide much information beyond that. We know that it'll be available on both iOS and Android phones and tabletsby March 2019, that it'll feature handymen, royalty, and animals, and that you'll now have to avoid actual bananas peels on the street as you avoid virtual banana peels in the game, which sounds positively invigorating.

Mario has been having something of a moment of late. There are rumors of a movie in the works, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released for the Nintendo Switch last year, and there's been some weirdly intense discourse over his nipples

That's our cultural moment: We dredge the past, give pure and beautiful things an update, and then we promptly make it weird.

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James Chrisman is a News Writer at Thrillist who would prefer not to think about Mario's nipples. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @james_chrisman2.