Announced in September at Apple’s keynote event by creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Run now has a price and release date. Per the official site, the game is slated for release on iOS on December 15, 2016 and will cost $9.99 via the Apple App Store. It will be available in 151 countries and supports English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian and traditional Chinese language options.
The game has three modes:
Run and jump with style to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches!
Travel through plains, caverns, haunted houses, airships, castles, and more…
Clear 6 worlds filled with 24 brand-new courses designed for one-handed play!
Show off Mario’s stylish moves, compete against your friends and challenge people from all over the world.
A challenge mode where the competition differs each time you play.
Compete against the stylish moves of other players for the highest score as you gather coins and get cheered on by a crowd of Toads. If you’re impressive enough, the Toads may even come live in your kingdom.
You can also perform stylish moves to fill up your gauge and launch into Coin Rush!
*NOTE:* In order to play Toad Rally, you will need Rally Tickets which can be acquired in a variety of ways, such as clearing worlds or through bonus games in your kingdom.
Gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom.
Create your unique kingdom with buildings and decorations that you acquire with the help of Toads gathered in Toad Rally.
You can try out all three modes for free, but will need to pay the one-time fee in order to unlock it. Hopefully this means that there won’t be any kind of in-app purchases or micro transactions for this awaited app.
Super Mario Run is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later.