Super Mario Run is officially coming to the Android platform in March.
The word of the release window comes from Nintendo of Japan in the form of a tweet. As of drafting this story, the news hasn’t been announced for other regions, though that will likely change.
Update: It has!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 19, 2017
Here’s the tweet from Japan.
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) January 18, 2017
What took so long?
Fair question, friend. Super Mario Run jumped onto the iOS platform on December 15, 2016. It’s on pace to take at least two-and-a-half months to reach Android.
Nintendo explained late last year that the reason for going with iOS first was due to Android’s predisposition towards piracy. Here’s Miyamoto back then.
But actually, the security element is one of the reasons that we decided to go with iPhone and iOS first. So this is just — based on the current development environment — a requirement that’s been built into the game to support security and the fact that the three different modes are connecting to the network and interacting with one another.
We’ll have more on the official March release date for the Android version of Super Mario Run as it comes.
We’ll have more on Super Mario Run as it comes.