New York: Nintendo, that sensationalised the entire gaming market with its Pokemon GO, is soon launching Super Mario Run -- its first smartphone game -- for the iPhone.
According to a report in USA Today on Thursday that quoted Shigeru Miyamoto, the famed game designer who brought Mario and other Nintendo icons to life, the original idea was sparked by concerns Super Mario games were becoming too complex for a segment of the audience.
The game will feature three modes -- World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder -- and will be free to download, however to access all the levels of its three modes, it will cost $9.99.
Super Mario Run is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later.
Starting December 15, the Nintendo 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.