Nintendo has confirmed it will be available on Android, but no release date has been announced.
Super Mario Run, the first mobile game featuring Nintendo's iconic mascot, will be landing on the iOS App Store on December 15.
In addition to the upcoming Super Mario Run, Nintendo revealed that it also has new Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem games in the works for mobile platforms. It will support several language options including English, Spanish, Japanese, and Russian. Super Mario, however, will be set to run automatically, making this something of a dynamic running game more than an infinite runner title.
Nintendo have stated their intent to conquer the world of mobile gaming for a while now.
Senior game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, who created the Mario character for 1981 arcade cabinet "Donkey Kong", unveiled the smartphone app during a key Apple press event held on September 7, 2016. Sure, this price seems a bit steep for just a silly iPhone app, but I'd think of it this way: how much have you spent on in-app purchases in the past month or so? It will have three different modes that can be played for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment of $9.99 (United States price) will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in this release.
Super Mario Run will be free to try. After all, Super Mario Run is an offshoot of a game that focuses heavily on physical controls and has been around for a very long time. Instead, it relies on one-handed play with Mario moving forward on his own while you're tasked with tapping the screen to hop over obstacles and dodge enemies. An Android version of the game has yet to be dated.