Super Mario Run is set to debut on iOS devices in December of this year. The game features familiar Mario mechanics developed for play with a single hand.
This release marks the Nintendo’s long sought after dive into mobile gaming. It should be huge.
So huge, in fact, that 20 million iOS users have signed up to be notified when it releases.
Tim Cook dished that stat to BuzzFeed Japan.
Super Mario Run will have an indelible effect on the mobile gaming industry
The mobile gaming space has some incredible software. Make no mistake, developers have been pushing some of the best games we have today out on the mobile space.
When Nintendo steps up with a real game, though? Super Mario Run will leave a mark.
Nintendo’s set to release the game with their free-to-try model in place. You’ll download Super Mario Run for free, but that will only get you access to a handful of levels. If you want more, you’ll need to pay. Once you pay, the game is yours without ads forever.
This could become the standard if Super Mario Run takes off, and I expect it will. If that’s the mark Nintendo leaves on mobile gaming, it’s a good one. Especially if it means fewer timed microtransactions.
We’ll have more on Super Mario Run as it comes.