Mario Kart 8 DLC's New Course Confirmed For Imminent Release In Tour

Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo's mobile edition of Mario Kart, is getting a new course this coming week, with a twist; this course first appeared as part of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course expansion and will be released on mobile with some slight adjustments. The new course will also be accompanied by various new gliders, karts, and more. Several of the courses added to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe through this DLC originally appeared in Tour, but this is the first time the relationship has gone in the other direction.

Released in 2019, Mario Kart Tour has seen biweekly map packs, called tours, that have consisted of mobile versions of tracks that have appeared in other editions of Mario Kart as well as new tracks that feature cities from around the world. In addition to new tracks, additional cosmetic options are also added regularly, including new playable characters, though many of these characters are hidden behind the game's notorious microtransactions. For instance, Super Mario Kart added Super Mario 3D World's Meowser last December, further expanding the game's sizable roster.


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As announced by the official Mario Kart Tour Twitter account (via Nintendo Life), the newest tour will be released on August 8th at 11 PDT. Sky-High Sundae, as the first brand new course in the DLC, marks the first time that a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe course introduced in the Booster Course Pass will also be added to its mobile counterpart, Mario Kart Tour. While it will be exciting to play the map on both platforms, the map will be missing one feature that is a large part of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's edition, which is the anti-gravity.

Sky High Sundae Comes To Mario Kart Tour On iPhone And Android

The Ocean Tour is wrapping up in #MarioKartTour. Next up is the Sundae Tour featuring the course Sky-High Sundae! Towering ice-cream cones and parfaits await!

— Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) August 5, 2022

Mario Kart Tour doesn't include the anti-gravity feature on any map, but it's much more obvious on Sky-High Sundae, which is entirely in anti-gravity in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This could have been done for various reasons, including reducing the graphical power that the game necessitates or to allow for better control on the phone screen. The update will also include a drivable ice cream cone and White Tanooki Mario from Super Mario 3D Land, leaving a lot for fans to look forward to.

The biweekly updates that Mario Kart Tour receives add a livelihood to the game that keep players coming back for more, and this update should be no different. The fact that now one can play the same map on both their phone and the Nintendo Switch is a nice addition, allowing players to practice the brand new course on both devices, anywhere they go. It will be interesting to see how many more brand new courses will come to the Mario Kart 8 DLC, and how many of them will also appear in Mario Kart Tour.