The beloved kart racing game will soon be playable even without a Nintendo console.

Throughout the years, Nintendo has traditionally kept its focus on video games that require use of its home consoles. Only in the past couple of years has the company began to turn more attention to the mobile gaming industry, licensing various Pokémon titles and developing a few of its own, including Miitomo and Mario Run.

Nintendo looks to be moving forward in expanding the line-up of games available for smartphones, as they just announced what the next major title will be:

That’s right, the best-selling racing game series will soon be made available to smartphone-users as a mobile application, with Mario Kart Tour. However, very little has been revealed about the game as of yet, other than the fact that it is currently in development, and has a projected release date of early 2019.

The announcement was posted on the official Nintendo Twitter account in Japanese, as well as on Nintendo of America’s official Twitter. The tweet, with its lack of concrete information, has generated quite a stir among Nintendo fans, whose reactions in the comments range from that of unabated excitement to pure skepticism and disinterest. With so little to go off of, things could really go either way with this one, but it looks like we have a long wait ahead of us before we can try it out for ourselves.

What are your thoughts and expectations for the game? Are you excited or not at all? Let us know what you think!

Source, featured image: Twitter/@Nintendo, Twitter/@NintendoAmerica