Nintendo announced during it’s financial results call on Wednesday, that they are developing a mobile app dubbed “Mario Kart TV”, which will coincide with the release of Mario Kart 8 later this month.
According to Satoru Iwata, the app will let users share screenshots, gameplay footage, tips and rankings (for those signed in with their Nintendo Network ID). The service will also support tablets and PCs, though it’s a little unclear as to whether it’s a full-fledged app or a web portal.
“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.”
Mario Kart 8 is set to release on May 30 for the Wii U.