The highly anticipated Super Mario Run has finally gotten a release date. It’s going to be hitting digital stores on December 15 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The first-ever mobile game featuring the world’s most famous plumber can be downloaded from the App Store for free, and then upgrade to the full version for a one-time payment of $9.99.
Players can try the three diferent modes before spending their money on Super Mario Run. These include World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder. World Tour fits with the endless runner style of gameplay shown at the Apple Conference, while Toad Rally is an online competitive experience. Finally, there is Kingdom Builder — a basic building game where users take care of their own domain.
Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, said the official announcement:
“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.”
Super Mario Run is the second game fully developed and published by Nintendo for smartphones — the first one being Miitomo. However, this is the first time the company is introducing one of its most important franchises to mobile users.
Will you be picking up Super Mario Run when it launches next month? Let me know in the comments!