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Welp, Mario Kart Tour just got pushed back and will not be launching until the summer

Better delayed than lame.

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If you’ve been patiently waiting for the release of Nintendo’s highly anticipated Mario Kart Tour mobile game, well, you’re going to have to wait a little longer.

The game was originally planned to launch sometime by the end of March, but as it turns out, Nintendo just recently announced the date is being pushed back to sometime in the summer of 2019.

Bummer, I know.

Apparently, the reason for the game’s delay, as described by Nintendo in its earnings report, was due to the fact the company wanted “to improve [the] quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch.” Basically, it sounds like they need more time with the game to make sure they’re putting out the best product they can.

Yea, it sucks to have to wait, but as The Verge points out, a famous quote from Shigeru Miyamoto, the guy behind the Mario and Zelda franchises sums it up nicely, “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.”

I couldn’t agree more with this statement. I mean, look at what they did with Super Mario Run, the company’s first game made for the iPhone – they absolutely crushed it. And that’s even making folks pay $9.99 for the game. If this is any proof to a game’s success, we can only imagine that Nintendo will absolutely kill it with this new Mario Kart Tour game.

Either way, we’ll find out for sure by the summer time. I am extremely stoked to try it out. For the time being, I guess I should buy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch.

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