At Apple’s iPhone 7 Press Conference yesterday, Shigeru Miyamoto joined with Apple on stage to announce, Super Mario Run for mobile devices. Super Mario Run is an endless runner game featuring everyone’s favorite mustachioed plumber. The game can be played with one hand as it is a smart phone game and marks the first mobile game that Nintendo has released starring Mario, who is arguably the most popular and well recognized gaming mascot in the world.
Developed exclusively for iOS as part of Nintendo’s agreement with DeNA, Super Mario Run sees Mario running from left to right automatically, but features the series’ signature 2D level design. The game will also heavily feature a similar aesthetic to the New Super Mario Bros. series on the 3DS and Wii consoles. The game will also feature Toad Rally, a multiplayer mode where players compete against friends for the high score, which is earned by collecting coins while impressing Toads by doing daring moves as players progress though the levels. Players can then use these rewards to build their own Mushroom Kingdom.
As of now, the game is available for pre-download on iOS where players can schedule the App Store to alert them when the game is available for download later this year in December. The game will be free to download, however a one-time in-app purchase will be required to unlock all of the game’s content.
What do you think of this announcement? Are you looking forward to the first game produced from Nintendo’s partnership with mobile gaming giant, DeNA? Let us know in the comments.
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