Nintendo announces Mario Kart Tour, online service launch date, more

Lots of big announcements from Nintendo today, including more DLC coming 

Nintendo announced several big pieces of news today and among the announcements was the launch date for the Nintendo Switch paid online service.

The service will launch in September, according to Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima. The service was supposed to launch in the fall of 2017, but was delayed.

Along with the original announcement of the service, Nintendo said the service would cost $4 for a one-month membership, $8 for three months and $20 for a full-year subscription. No word on if those prices will remain the same when the service launches this fall.

The service will be required for online gameplay, online lobby use and voice chat services. It will include exclusive eShop deals. Other online services will remain free.

A new Mario Kart game for mobile devices was also announced today. Mario Kart Tour will launch by the end of fiscal year 2019 (or by March of next year). No further details on the game were mentioned in the Nintendo of America Twitter post.

Additionally, Nintendo announced that the SNES Classic has sold 4 million units, the company plans to continue releasing more DLC for its currently available games and a new Mario movie is coming from Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Despicable Me series producer Chris Meladandri.

The movie is aimed at a release prior to the 2020 Olympic games.

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