Super Mario Run Announced for iOS Devices

Super Mario Run Announced for iOS Devices

In a rather mind-blowing twist, Nintendo is bringing their flagship mascot character to the iPhone of all things.

Announced at today’s Apple conference,¬†Super Mario Run is more or less what the title implies: an endless runner. A fairly standard formula for mobile games, endless runners have the character automatically run across a sidescrolling level, jumping with a tap of your finger and relying on timing to dodge obstacles. In this regard, Super Mario Run looks par for the course, albeit with a New Super Mario Bros. coat of paint.

What sets Super Mario Run apart from the rest appears to be a simultaneous online multiplayer mode, with characters belonging to both players showing up onscreen at once.

Super Mario Run does not currently have a release date for iOS beyond a vague “before the holidays” and it is unknown if it will ever come to Android devices.