Iconic video game character will make his mobile debut on “Super Mario Run.”
Nintendo has announced that its flagship character Mario will star in his first mobile game, titled “Super Mario Run.”
In the new game, Mario will run forward on his own, but will rely on users to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies and capture the flag pole to complete levels. It will also feature several game modes, allowing players to experience different goals and types of gameplay.
“Super Mario Run” also represents the next phase of Nintendo’s expansion to mobile platforms, following the release of “Miitomo” earlier this year.
“We have created ‘Super Mario Run’ to be perfect for playing on your iPhone,” says Shigeru Miyamoto, creator, Mario. “‘Super Mario’ has evolved whenever he has encountered a new platform, and for the first time ever, players will be able to enjoy a full-fledged ‘Super Mario’ game with just one hand, giving them the freedom to play while riding the subway or my favorite, eating a hamburger.”
“Super Mario Run” will launch on Apple’s App Store this December. Additionally, a Mario-themed sticker pack from the App Store for iMessage will launch this month in anticipation of the new mobile game.
“The App Store has made so many things better in our lives–the way we communicate, the way we work and the way we have fun,” says Tim Cook, chief executive officer, Apple. “But for gamers of all ages, the story just hasn’t been complete without Mario, so we are thrilled that Nintendo is bringing him to iOS for the first time this December.”
Additionally, after the launch of “Super Mario Run,” Nintendo is planning to launch its previously announced mobile device titles for “Animal Crossing” and “Fire Emblem” before the end of March 2017.