Nintendo is releasing a Mario game for iOS

first_imgNintendo has been clear about plans to venture into mobile territory and at the Apple Keynote on Wednesday, the studio announced its next step with a new Mario game on iOS.Super Mario Run is a new endless runner that you can play with one hand, using graphics from New Super Mario Bros. Shigeru Miyamoto, the chief game designer at Nintendo and the person credited with the creation of Mario, made a surprise appearance at the conference to introduce the game.According to the official description of the game, which is already up on the App Store, the game will feature courses for players to compete. How you navigate the levels–which you can do by tapping the screen to make Mario jump–affects how your character behaves. The goal, like on the console version, is to get to the flag pole at the end.The courses will seem familiar to those who’ve been playing the franchise for decades, but the game includes something new: a competitive mode. In a demonstration on the stage, Miyamoto explained that people can play against other users from across the globe to get high scores on courses to see who can collect the most coins and make the most impressions on toads, which you can then recruit for your own Mushroom Kingdom.“Super Mario has evolved whenever he has encountered a new platform,” Miaymoto said in a press release. With the new one-handed capabilities, the possibilities are endless for multi-tasking. “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.”It’s unknown how much the game will cost, although at the conference, Miyamoto said the game will be available for a “set price.” However, according to the App Store, there will still be in-app purchases. A free version of the game will be available, with the price giving users the opportunity to unlock the full version.No official release date or price has been set, but the company expects the app to be available by the holidays this year.last_img

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