Vancouver is featured as a new course in latest version of Mario Kart

Feb 7 2020, 3:58 pm

It might not be the real-life Mario Kart course in Ontario, but it’s a close second.

Starting next week, mobile game Mario Kart Tour will release a Vancouver course, giving fans here the chance to see familiar sights of their beloved city.

On February 11 at 10 pm, the smart phone app will release a Vancouver course.

First announced on January 31, 2018, Mario Kart Tour is the third game in the Mario Kart series, following Super Mario Run and Dr. Mario World.

The game officially launched for both iOS and Android devices on September 25, 2019.

The game’s courses depend on the tour, which changes every two weeks. Starting with Paris, each tour has eighteen cups and adds new drivers, karts, gliders, and courses. During certain tours, mainly ones themed around real-world locations, the game includes one course that is new to the series – in this case, Vancouver.

Mario Kart also hinted at which characters will be cruising through the city’s streets and past familiar sights such as the Olympic Cauldron, Coal Harbour, and the Lions Gate Bridge.