Start your engines folks, Nintendo has just announced a new smartphone game, Mario Kart Tour. The upcoming game is currently in development, with a planned release during Nintendo’s fiscal year.

Nintendo’s CEO has shared that the title is currently being worked on, but neglects to provide any other information.

In fact, the only things we do know is the title, and the fact it will be released sometimes in the next 13 months.

Nintendo notes that more information will be forthcoming as they are further in the development cycle, and can comfortably give a release date.

As a huge Mario Kart fan, I am overjoyed that we will finally see the title make the jump to iOS. Fingers crossed it is able to do the franchise justice.

As a side note, Nintendo also announced the upcoming animated Mario movie. The film will be a joint effort between Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment. The legendary Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto is set to produce alongside Chris Meledandri, head of Illumination studios.

Share your thoughts below in the comments. Are you excited to see the mobile Mario racing game? What about the movie?