Nintendo has finally given a release date for their eagerly anticipated smartphone game themed around their beloved mascot, Mario. Super Mario Run was announced from the stage at the Apple event in September, which came as a bit of a surprise to most observers. Well, Tuesday morning, the company shared the release date for the new game, along with the pricing.
Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Bros. game developed specifically for mobile devices. In the game, Mario runs forward on his own, but relies on the tap of a single finger to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, pull off stylish moves, collect coins and reach the flagpole to complete courses.
Take a look at the trailer that was released to share some new gameplay footage, new modes, the price, and the release date.
The first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time goes on sale for iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in United States time zones. Super Mario Run can be downloaded from the App Store at no cost, and players can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment of $9.99 (United States price) will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in this release.
“The wait is almost over for a Super Mario game that can be played on mobile devices,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Developed under the direction of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Run brings a new take on the series’ beloved action-platforming gameplay to iPhone and iPad for the first time.”
Some people are wondering about the pricing and if the $10 price may be “too much”, but as there is a “free” limited option to try it out, it makes the game accessible, and Nintendo is betting on the addictive nature of their character, and the game play, to make sure it is lucrative. A lot of people are clearly excited about many things Nintendo right now, and many different experiences are either currently coming to the market, or will soon be available. That’s exciting, and Super Mario Run will launch right in the middle of all of that.
What are you most excited to see from Nintendo right now? Will you be downloading Super Mario Run? Do you play many games on your smartphone?
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