Nintendo brings Super Mario Run to iPhone 7 with December release date

Joining him on stage, barely acknowledged and silently demoing the game, was another legend of game design: Hideki Konno, director of all-time classics like Super Mario Kart.

The share price of Nintendo jumped by 13% in Japan overnight following the announcement at the Apple launch in San Francisco that one of its top selling games, Super Mario Run, will be available on iPhones and iPads from the Apple Store from December.

It also makes sense that Mario would come before Animal Crossing or Fire Emblem.

Japanese video game designer, Shigero Miyamoto, also known as the Father of Mario took to the stage in Apple's event to announce that Nintendo will be releasing "Super Mario Run" in time for the holiday season. Here's what you need to know about the Mario Run release date on Android and iPhone.

He said Super Mario had "evolved whenever he has encountered a new platform". Mario will zip towards the finish line automatically, and you just have to tap to jump and avoid obstacles.

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Fortunately for Android users, Nintendo has cleared the air, stating that Super Mario Run will be coming to their device of choice. You can play it with one hand, Miyamoto pointed out.

Of course, the main objective is to get through any level alive and collect as much coins as possible. Free-to-play "Pokémon Go" this is not.

"Based on a variety of factors, we felt it was most appropriate for Super Mario Run to launch ahead of these other two apps", the company said in a statement.

After originally planning to launch mobile games featuring characters from both the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem franchises this fall, Nintendo has announced that both titles have been delayed into next year.

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