Last year during the Apple iPhone 7 launch, September 7 to be precise, Nintendo’s CEO joined on the stage along with Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple to announce the company’s partnership with Apple. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage to announce that Apple’s iOS would be first mobile platform to get the Super Mario Run app which is a mobile game same as the Classic Mario.
There were many rumors after the event as well as afterwards as to when the Super Mario Run app will launch on Android. There were speculations that the app could launch in January, 2017 on the Google Play Store but that didn’t happen. Instead, Nintendo released the Play Store listing of the app as ‘coming soon’. This also increased the anxiety in the Mario fans on Android that the app is going to launch soon. The Play Store listing is already live and there is an option to “pre-register” so that the user gets notified as soon as the app gets launched.
Today, we have got official news straight from the lion’s mouth i.e obviously Nintendo. Nintendo USA’s Twitter account revealed the much-anticipated launch date of the famous Super Mario Run app on the Google Play Store.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 18, 2017
The Tweet mentions that the Android Version will be available on 23 March as the version 2.0.0 update while version 1.0 has not launched yet so the app is expected to directly jump to version 2.0. Also worth noting is that when the iPhone version of the Super Mario Run app launched, it had a free tag to it so that all the iPhone users could try the app but the app had some subscription-based system which was a one-time purchase of $9.99. This was a controversial decision on Nintendo’s part but the app got great success even with this restriction.
There are news that the same model of the app launching free on the Play Store with a subscription of the $9.99 could be continued on the Google Play Store as well. Stay tuned till then. Do tell us in the comments below if you would be willing to pay this subscription fee for this app?