Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamato made a surprise appearance at today’s Apple conference, where he announced that Mario is officially coming to iPhone and other iOS devices.
Super Mario Run is, as you might expect, a runner that uses graphics from the New Super Mario Bros. series. It will not be free-to-play, but rather will be a paid app. While no release date was given, Nintendo says it’s “coming soon” and will be out this holiday season.
The game will also include a battle mode that allows players to face their friends and earn collectibles such as Toads that become part of your Mushroom Kingdom, which you can also expand and customize.