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Nintendo Announces December Launch Date for Super Mario Run

November 15, 2016

First announced at the iPhone 7 event in September, Super Mario Run will finally arrive next month.

Nintendo has officially announced that the high-anticipated game arrives for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad on Thursday, Dec. 15 in “United States time zones.” The freemium game requires a one-time payment of $9.99 for unlimited access.

According to Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing:

The wait is almost over for a Super Mario game that can be played on mobile devices. 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.

This is the first Super Mario game for iOS and mobile. It features one-hand mode with tapping controls that let you control Mario’s jumps, movement, and more.

As Christine Chan noted, “The goal of the game is to collect as many of the shiny gold coins as you can before you move on to the next level. It’s not like a full-fledged Super Mario game, but hey, we’ll take it. There is also a battle mode, also called “Toad Rally,” where you can try to beat other players’ high scores. All of the coins that you collect in the game can be used to upgrade your game environment.”

Are you excited about the launch of Super Mario Run?

Super Mario Run
Super Mario Run
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