Nintendo has introduced a couple new features into its mobile game Mario Kart Tour. The new features are Team races in multiplayer and room codes so that players can create rooms to race with whoever they share their room code with.
We have the full announcement from Nintendo below that has more information.
MARIO KART TOUR FOR SMART DEVICES POWERS UP THE COMPETITION WITH MULTIPLAYER TEAM RACING
Updates include Team Races and Room Codes for multiplayer matches
15th May, 2020 – Fire off the warp pipe! A new update for Mario Kart Tour drifts onto smart devices, bringing with it new updates that jump start the competition, including Team Races and Room Codes for multiplayer* matches.
In Team Races, teammates, whether they’re friends nearby**, friends online or other racers online, compete for placing in a high position in a blistering race for racetrack dominance with up to four separate teams of two racers. Teams that find themselves at the top of podium in Team Races will earn in-game rewards.
The new Room Code feature makes multiplayer more flexible for fun with friends and family. Create your own custom room and share the code with friends and family for a match for up to eight players comprised of your hand-selected Mario Kart Tour companions.
Players can access these new features by downloading the latest update for Mario Kart Tour via the App Store or Google Play. From white-knuckle turns on the windy roads of Choco Island to the zippy ricochets of Waluigi’s Pinball track, and even limited-time courses featuring well-known cities around the world, there’s always something new to discover in Mario Kart Tour. With a selection of drivers from throughout Nintendo’s rich history of characters, like Mario, Donkey Kong, Peach, and Yoshi, Mario Kart Tour delivers the high-octane, kart-racing action the series is known for in the palm of your hand. Mario Kart Tour is free-to-start*** and is currently available to download for iOS and Android devices, so players can join in on the fast-paced fun whenever they want.
To take your experience on the tracks to the next level, players can unlock 200cc mode in single player and Gold Race in multiplayer with a paid Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscription for faster speeds and even tougher opponents. The Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass is a £4.99 per-month subscription service that also provides subscribers with exclusive in-game gold gifts for racing in tours and special in-game badges from gold challenges. First-time subscribers can sign up for a two-week free trial. The paid subscription will automatically begin at the end of the free trial period. Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass is not required to play the game or to participate in Standard Races or to play with friends or others nearby in real-time multiplayer mode via rooms.
A Nintendo Account****, a persistent online connection and a compatible smart device are required to play Mario Kart Tour. Players can obtain their in-game registration card by linking their Nintendo Account. If you don’t already have a Nintendo Account, you can create one at https://accounts.nintendo.com/
For more information about Mario Kart Tour, visit https://mariokarttour.com/en-
GB or follow the Mario Kart Tour Twitter page. For more information about Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass features, visit https://mariokarttour.com/en- GB/goldpass
A new update for Mario Kart Tour is available for smart devices, including Team Races and Room Codes for multiplayer matches. Mario Kart Tour is free-to-start and is currently available to download for iOS and Android devices.
Source: Nintendo UK PR