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Super Mario Run hits Android in March

by Joey Davidson | January 19, 2017January 19, 2017 5:30 am PDT

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!

Here’s the tweet from Japan.

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.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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