You can check out the new viewing mode in action below.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the content that’s planned for the next #MarioKartTour update. Players will have the option of racing in either the existing portrait mode or the new landscape mode! Landscape mode includes a new control layout, so find your favorite way to play! pic.twitter.com/KchRRfnGtj
— Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) July 20, 2020
As you can see, the landscape mode will come with a unique control layout to make it feel right at home when playing horizontally. The original vertical portrait mode will still exist for players not looking to switch up the game’s controls. Landscape mode will come with the game’s next update which is scheduled to hit Android and iOS devices on July 21.
For more Mario Kart Tour, read about how the game’s last big update brought multiplayer to the game. We updated our thoughts on the game after that update and you can read about that in our Mario Kart Tour review. Despite the apparent financial success of Nintendo’s mobile games, it hasn’t been enough for the company which is why it’s reportedly moving away from the mobile market.
If you’re jumping into Mario Kart Tour for the first time, be sure to check out the official IGN Mario Kart Tour Wiki Guide. It’s filled with how-to guides, things the game doesn’t tell you, a guide to all of its challenges and so much more.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. He wrote the Mario Kart Tour guide! You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.