'Super Mario Run' iPhone, iPad December Release All Set; Here's What We Know So Far
Nintendo is ready to release its much awaited mobile game "Super Mario Run" on iOS devices this year. Here are all the details we know so far.
What is "Super Mario Run"?
"Super Mario Run" is an upcoming mobile game from Nintendo. The new side-scrolling game was announced by the father of Mario himself, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, at this year's Apple press event, much to the fans' excitement.
The game is the first ever "Super Mario" title to break into the mobile gaming world, according to Business Insider.
Even Apple's main man, CEO Tim Cook, is excited about the upcoming mobile game, especially as Apple users will be experiencing the game way before Android users can. "We could not be more honored that Nintendo chose to bring Mario to iOS first," the Apple boss said.
How Much Will It Cost?
The app will be available on the App Store for free, and those who want to unlock more stages would need to pay a one time amount of $9.99.
Will There Be Any Additional Charges?
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said that the game only needs a one off fee to be able to play it as much as they want.
Taking about the upcoming game during a financial presentation in October, Kimishima said, "Downloading Super Mario Run will be free, as will some of the play elements. All of the game content will be enjoyable after paying a set purchase price."
"With our current plan, once a set purchase price is paid, consumers can repeatedly play the game without worrying about additional fees required," the Nintendo president confirmed. "So, children can also play it with peace of mind."
This comes as a huge relief for parents who are afraid that their children may abuse in-app purchases without their knowledge, a common issue with app providers for the longest time.
When Is The Game Coming Out?
"Super Mario Run" will be released on iPhone and iPad devices in 151 countries and regions on Dec. 15. The app will also be released on Android devices, although there is still no set date for it yet.
There are also rumors that "Super Mario Run" will possibly come to the new console, the Nintendo Switch, although this information is yet to be confirmed by the company.