Mario will finally arrive on the smartphone platform. Nintendo made the big announcement at the Apple iPhone 7 event and had promised that the new game titled Super Mario Run will arrive on iOS and later on Android.
Well now we have a date for the launch, well at least for Apple owners. According to an official release by Nintendo, Super Mario Run will be available for download from 15 December. It will be compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 8.0 and above and will support English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian and traditional Chinese language options.
The game will have $9.99 (Rs 660 approx) price tag which will offer unlimited access to all the three game modes. There will be a free version as well that will offer limited gameplay to all the three modes of the title.
The game is combination endless runner genre and the classic Mario gameplay. Players will have to tap on the screen to make an always running Mario jump over obstacles, enemies, collect coins and reach the course-ending flagpole. At the time the time of its announcement, it was said that Mario would travel across classic stages to collect as many coins as possible in a set time limit. The game will be playable with just one hand and will offer several worlds to explore in the game. The game will also feature a multiplayer mode called Toad Rally that will let you race against people on your friends list.
Nintendo has confirmed that the new game will reach 151 countries beginning 15 December and yes, India is on the list. Still no news as to when the game will arrive on the Android platform.