Super Mario Run Launches for iPhone & iPad on Dec. 15

Select Game Content Available for Free; One-Time $9.99 Purchase
Opens Full Game

KYOTO, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of
all time goes on sale for iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in United States
time zones. Super
Mario Run
can be downloaded from the App Store at no cost, and
players can try elements of the game’s three modes 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

“The wait is almost over for a Super Mario game that can be played on
mobile devices,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice
President of Sales and Marketing. “Developed under the direction of
Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Run brings a new take
on the series’ beloved action-platforming gameplay to iPhone and iPad
for the first time.”

Super Mario Run is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
devices running iOS 8.0 or later. Starting on Dec. 15, the game will
launch in 151
countries and regions
. Super Mario Run supports English,
Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian
and traditional Chinese language options.

Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Bros. game
developed specifically for mobile devices. In the game, Mario runs
forward on his own, but relies on the tap of a single finger to jump
over obstacles, avoid enemies, pull off stylish moves, collect coins and
reach the flagpole to complete courses.

For more information about Super Mario Run or to pre-register for
the game, visit

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