Back when Nintendo revealed its plans for smart devices, the company explained there would be a total of 5 games (developed in collaboration with DeNA). One of them is Miitomo, and it was revealed back in March. There’s also a mobile game for Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem, which were announced earlier this year.
Which means there’s 2 games left to be revealed… well, only one in fact, as Super Mario Run was revealed today during Apple’s keynote. It’s an action-platform developed exclusively for smart devices, and more precisely an auto-scroller. To jump, you simply tap on the screen, which allows you to jump over obstacles, avoid pesky enemies, and capture the flag pole.
The game will feature at least three modes:
- one with the player collecting coins and heading for the goal
- one with the player competing against other people who have completed the same course
- a mode that lets you create your own Mushroom Kingdom using the coins and Toads collected in the other two modes.
Super Mario Runner will first launch on iOS in December 2016 in 100 different countries, and nine different languages. It will be available for free from the AppStore (click here to get notified when it launches), but to get access to all the content, you will have to pay for it. You can check out the official website for more details.
Here’s what Shigeru Miyamoto (who is personally involved in the project, he’s not simply supervising) said about the game:
We have created Super Mario Run to be perfect for playing on your iPhone. 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.
Here’s a short gameplay video:
And here’s a couple of screenshots:
And before Super Mario Run is released, Nintendo will release a free Mario-themed sticker pack for iMessage: it will be available later this month.
Also, in its press release for Super Mario Run, Nintendo reveals that Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing, the other two mobile games, will be released after Super Mario Run, but before April 2017, which implies they will be released in December at the earliest (so from January, most likely). We can assume that more details will be revealed in the upcoming weeks/months.
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Source: Nintendo PR