Nintendo is being featured in the Apple Conference today. A new game called Super Mario Run. It is an auto-run game where Mario moves automatically. To make him jump, you’ll simply tap the screen. The longer the press, the higher he jumps. Super Mario Run will launch on iOS first, and will presumably come to Android devices later.
Update: Nintendo of America stated Super Mario Run will be available in December, just before the holidays. The game will be full price, and not free-to-play or subscription based. As of now, the official price has not yet been announced.
“We have created Super Mario Run to be perfect for playing on your iPhone,” said Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario. “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.”
Nintendo spokespeople also stated, “iOS users will be able to download and enjoy a portion of Super Mario Run for free and will be able to enjoy all of the game content available in this release after paying a set purchase price. More details will be disclosed at a later date. The game has been developed with Mr. Miyamoto as lead creator for Nintendo. Nintendo is also continuing its partnership with DeNA for the launch of Super Mario Run. It will be offered on the App Store this December in more than 100 different countries, and nine different languages.”
Nintendo is also releasing a free Mario-themed sticker pack for the App Store later this month that will work with iMessage in iOS 10.