Mario will be taking his first steps (GET IT) onto mobile on 15 December, when Super Mario Run launches for iOS. Local pricing isn’t confirmed yet, but it’ll be $9.99 (R140 or so) in Trumperica, so we can probably expect to pay about the same over here. A trial version featuring “elements of the game’s three modes for free” will also be available, according to the press stuff.

“The wait is almost over for a Super Mario game that can be played on mobile devices,” said Nintendo sales and marketing guy Doug Bowser. “Developed under the direction of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Run brings a new take on the series’ beloved action-platforming gameplay to iPhone and iPad for the first time.”

The Android version is still in the pipeline.

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