Announced at September’s Apple Special Event, more than 20 million people have signed up to receive a notification when Super Mario Run becomes available.
Initially aiming to release the side-scrolling auto-runner in over 100 countries, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has confirmed that the game will see release “in approximately 150 countries” on iPhone and iPad in December, reclarifying that it will arrive on Android later.
“Previously, we announced that we would be releasing Super Mario Run in more than 100 countries, but we can now say that we plan to release this title in approximately 150 countries for iPhone and iPad in December,” Kimishima revealed.
“Although we have not announced the release timing yet, we are also developing an Android version. Downloading Super Mario Run will be free, as will some of the play elements. All of the game content will be enjoyable after paying a set purchase price.
“With our current plan, once a set purchase price is paid, consumers can repeatedly play the game without worrying about additional fees required. So, children can also play it with peace of mind. We will announce further details, including pricing, at a later date.”
Super Mario Run will release worldwide on iPhone and iPad in December, with an Android release at a later date.