Super Mario Run, the first ever mobile-specific title to feature the iconic Italian plumber, will be available to download on iPhone and iPad from December 15, Nintendo has announced.
Set to launch simultaneously in 151 countries, the auto-running platformer will be available to download for free, with players able to “try elements of the game’s three modes,” at no cost. For those that ultimately end up enjoying their time with the game, a one-time payment of $9.99 will grant “unlimited access to each of the three modes in this release,” according to Nintendo’s press release.
Announced back in September at Apple’s press event by none other than Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto himself, Super Mario Run is being developed “under the direction” of the famed game designer and promises to be a “new take on the series’ beloved action-platforming gameplay.”
Super Mario Run will be compatible with all iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices running on iOS 8.0 or later, so make sure yours is fully up-to-date when the game drops next month. While it won’t be available at the same time as the iOS version, Nintendo has confirmed that Super Mario Run will see a release on Android devices at some point in the future.