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Don't lag behind: Mario Kart Tour closed beta sign-ups are now live

Don't get your hopes up if you live outside Japan and the US though, as the closed beta is restricted to those countries.
April 25, 2019
The Mario Kart Tour logo.

Nintendo has done a solid job of bringing games to smartphone platforms, with the likes of Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes being two standout titles. Mario Kart Tour is another eagerly anticipated game, and the company has now opened up registrations for the first closed beta.

The sign-up page, spotted by Touch Arcade, notes that the first closed beta will be limited to U.S. and Japanese gamers for now. Registration takes place from April 23 to May 7, with the actual beta period lasting from May 22 to June 4. The firm says that if a large number of people apply, then it’ll select participants at random.

Nintendo has also issued a set of requirements for the closed beta release, saying it requires a phone with Android 4.4 and at least 1.5GB of RAM. It cautions that even if your phone meets the requirements, Mario Kart Tour might not run “as expected.” Furthermore, the console colossus says that Android Q and Android tablets aren’t supported.

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Mario Kart Tour is scheduled for a summer 2019 release, so that means we’re likely looking at an August launch at the latest. It’s not clear whether the final game will be free-to-play or a paid title. But Nintendo notes on its website that in-app purchases aren’t available in the closed beta, implying that they might be available in the final product.

Want to get in on the action and stay in the U.S. or Japan? Then you can sign up for the closed beta via the button below. Everyone else will likely need to wait a while before getting their mitts on the title.