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Super Mario Run Release Date Confirmed; Mobile Game Price Reasonable, According to Nintendo

By Chaps , Nov 16, 2016 04:00 AM EST

Retro game lovers, rejoice! Our beloved Super Mario is back to bring us more joy and excitement as Nintendo confirmed that its mobile game, Super Mario Run, is all set for release. Brace yourselves for the game's release date and price! And we know, you have a lot of questions about the upcoming Nintendo mobile game.

Super Mario Run Release Date, Price

Super Mario Run release date has been confirmed to arrive in the US on Dec. 15 this year with a price of $9.99 (one-time). However, those who are unsure of cashing out 10 bucks for this mobile game, you can still try Super Mario Run for free. Just download the Mario Run app from the Apple App Store and try its six worlds for a limited time.

This will be Super Mario's first mobile game app playable to iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch with iOS 8.0 and above versions. From Dec.15, Super Mario Run will launch to 151 countries. As for Android users, don't throw your phones out just yet as Super Mario Run Android is said to arrive in 2017.

If you're worried that there will be more payments needed in order to enjoy Super Mario Run, don't worry, this won't happen as the game can be played for the fixed fee. "You will not be required to make any additional payments after you purchase the game," Nintendo confirmed.

Super Mario Run Price Too Expensive?

While most mobile games are free-to-play, some are wondering why Super Mario Run is priced at $9.99 at its launch. Oliver Yeh, Sensor Tower co-founder had this for an answer: "Based on this price point, Nintendo clearly sees the value of Super Mario Run as being on par with an eShop-only title for 3DS."

According to Sensor Tower, a mobile analytics group, the average rate of the top paid iOS games now is at $4. Even Minecraft's mobile game, Minecraft: Pocket Edition is $4 cheaper. But to Yeh, it's not actually shocking that Nintendo decided to price Super Mario Run for $9.99.

"It's in line with what we were expecting, based on historic pricing trends of the company's games around a high perceived value," Yeh told Polygon in an email.

Are you getting the Super Mario Run this December? Do you think the price is reasonable? Wait, are you an Android user? If you are, what will you be playing while waiting for Super Mario Run Android version next year? Share your comments below!

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