Nintendo’s Super Mario Run will be coming to iOS in just a few weeks.
The much-awaited game will be available Dec. 15 and will be compatible with iPhone and iPad devices running on iOS 8.0, Nintendo announced on Tuesday.
“The wait is almost over for a Super Mario game that can be played on mobile devices,” Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said in a statement. “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 first Super Mario Bros. game developed specifically for mobile devices. In the game, Mario runs forward on his own, but relies on the tap of a single finger to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, pull off stylish moves, collect coins and reach the flagpole to complete courses,” said Nintendo.
The “first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time” can be downloaded for free. Players can try parts of the game’s three modes at no cost, however unlocking all contents of the game will cost $9.99. The game’s three modes are World Tour, in which gamers rescue Princess Peach; Toad Rally, where players can compete with friends; and Kingdom Builder, where users gather coins and Toads to build their own kingdom.
Screenshots of the game have been released:
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The game will be available in 151 countries and regions and in English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian and traditional Chinese language options.