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Mario Kart for mobile phones is finally getting a landscape mode

Update for Mario Kart Tour restores the series classic perspective

An update for Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s kart racer for Android and iOS, coming on July 21 will introduce a new landscape mode to the mobile game, nearly 10 months after launch. According to Nintendo, Mario Kart Tour’s new landscape mode will also include a new control layout.

When Mario Kart Tour launched in September 2019, the only way to play was in portrait mode — a choice that contributed to the mobile kart-racing game’s weird feel and some funky controls. But Nintendo has continued to update the mobile Mario Kart with new events, new karts, and new racers, including the recent addition of Captain Toad.

In March, Nintendo added real-time multiplayer to Mario Kart Tour after about three months of testing. At launch, the mobile game featured racing against computer-controlled racers.

Mario Kart Tour is available for Android and iOS devices from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The game is free to play.

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