Official: Nintendo Announces Super Mario Run Release Date for iOS
After an intensely long period of waiting, Nintendo as revealed the official release date of Super Mario Run for iOS. The pricing of the game has also been revealed.
Super Mario Run Will Be Available for Download on December 15 - $9.99 Payment Required to Unlock Full Game
Nintendo, in an official press statement, has revealed when Super Mario Run would be available to download for iPhone and iPad users around the globe. The game will go live in 151 countries and regions on December 15th, which happens to be next month.
In terms of pricing, Super Mario Run will be free to download from the App Store. But, users will need to pony up $9.99 in order to unlock the full game that includes three modes in total. Don't worry though, you can try out the three modes beforehand. Once you have made your mind only then you can part with your money.
Unlike the original classic Mario game we love and adore, Super Mario Run is a running title tailor-made for mobile devices, and can be played with one hand. Speaking of which, the game is exclusive to iOS. There's no telling at all whether or not it would become available later for Android. If there is any update on that front though, we will inform our readers about it.
From the official press release:
The first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time goes on sale for iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in United States time zones. Super Mario Run can be downloaded from the App Store at no cost, and players can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment of $9.99 (United States price) will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in this release.
It's a bold move from Nintendo that it has started to embrace the modern smartphone platform. Though the company doesn't have much on offer right now, we are certain the list of games is going to slowly expand as we move into the future.
But really, it's the classics which many users have their eyes fixed on, including myself. The direct port of the original Mario game is a blast of nostalgia which a lot of people won't be able to get over. There is a chance Nintendo is keeping such a plan under the wraps to be used later.
Till then we have Super Mario Run to keep us all busy.