Nintendo Is Bringing Mario To iOS With ‘Super Mario Run’

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.

Nick Steinberg (@Nick_Steinberg)

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