Apple is unveiling changes to their operating system, as well as brand new products. One major thing coming to iPhone 7 is a Mario app. Nintendo icon Shigeru Miyamoto announced a new game called Super Mario Run (plus Mario stickers for iMessage).
Super Mario Run is 2D platform endless runner – Mario runs and you can jump with one tap, with the goal of collecting as many coins (and impressing as many turtles) as possible and reaching the famous flag pole before time runs out. In later levels, Mario will be able to switch directions. It will also feature a battle mode that you can play with other iOS users called Toad Rally. The game is set to be released around the holidays. While no price point has been revealed yet, there will be no in-app purchases in the game.
“We want as many people as possible to enjoy playing as Mario,” Miyamoto told the San Francisco event crowd through a translator. “They’ll be doing it first on iOS in a new game calledSuper Mario Run.”
Earlier this year, Nintendo unveiled a miniature console called NES Classic Edition – a reimagined version of the original NES with 30 preloaded games that will be in stores this November. Between this, iPhone 7 and Pokémon Go (which is coming to Apple Watch), Nintendo is more than making up for the lackluster reception of Wii U. Now all the have to do is get the next Super Mario Bros. movie right.