Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, announced during the company’s financial results yesterday that they’re going to be launching their first mobile app, Mario Kart TV, which will allow players to share screenshots and videos of their races from Mario Kart 8.
Mario Kart TV is a brand new app coming to PC, mobile, and tablet devices that’ll allow players to check out and share official and user generated screenshots and highlight reels of Mario Kart 8 races. The app will also allow players to view official tips and worldwide rankings for Nintendo’s upcoming racer though the cross-platform interface.
“As I mentioned at the Corporate Management Policy Briefing in January, our policy is to establish consumer relationships based on accounts named Nintendo Network IDs, which are abbreviated as NNIDs,” Iwata said. “This ‘Mario Kart TV’ (temp.) web service is available even for players without NNIDs, but by logging into the service with an NNID, they will be able to easily find their rankings, videos that their friends have shared, videos of tournaments in which they have participated, and it will be convenient to access this service through smart devices even when they are not at home.”
What’s not clear however is if the Mario Kart TV service will launch in the west.
Mario Kart 8 is slated for release on the Wii U on May 30th. Overall the game features 32 courses half of which are original to the game, the others will be remixed versions of classic tracks such as Rainbow Road. As for multiplayer, players can compete with 12-player online and four-player locally.
Will you be grabbing Mario Kart 8 at the end of the month?