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In recent months, Nintendo has spoken about wanting to launch five mobile games by March 2017. However, that number is now dropping to four.

We posted this in our TIME interview roundup post about Super Mario Run, but Shigeru Miyamoto told the publication that Nintendo’s plans changed due to “market conditions and the development process”. His full words:

“We’ve consistently stated a plan to launch approximately five mobile apps by the end of this fiscal year, including Miitomo. Given market conditions and the development process for each title, our current plan is to launch four total mobile titles in that period.”

Miitomo was up first, and Super Mario Run is next in December. Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing will then follow by the end of March. As for the one after that, it’s unknown what Nintendo is working on.

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Following today’s Super Man Run announcement, TIME spoke with Shigeru Miyamoto about the new mobile title. Miyamoto commented on a number of things including the staff behind it (“mostly comprised of the original Super Mario development team”), the gameplay, connectivity with other Nintendo offerings, and more.

Read Miyamoto’s responses after the break. Be sure to give TIME’s article a look here as well.

Following the announcement of Super Mario Run, we learned that the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing mobile games have been delayed. The two will now be available sometime between Super Mario Run’s launch and March 2017, as opposed to fall of this year.

Nintendo has since commented a bit further on the delay. A representative provided IGN with the following statement:

“Based on a variety of factors, we felt it was most appropriate for Super Mario Run to launch ahead of these other two apps. Our Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem titles for mobile will launch before the end of our fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2017.”

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Super Mario Run site open

Posted on 2 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in Mobile, News | 3 Comments | 0 Likes

The official Super Mario Run website is now open for business. Access it here. Super Mario Run’s site has the gameplay trailer, information, and some screenshots.

Super Mario Run gameplay trailer

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Nintendo published a gameplay trailer for the just-announced Super Mario Run. We’ve attached the video below.

When we last heard about Nintendo’s plans for Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing on mobile, the two games were set to arrive this fall. It now seems that’s changed a bit. In today’s Super Mario Run announcement, Nintendo said that the company “plans to deliver its previously announced mobile device titles in the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem series before the end of March, 2017.”

Super Mario Run is the next mobile game Nintendo will be releasing. That one will be out on iPhone and iPad in December. We can expect Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing between the launch of Super Mario Run and March.

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Pokemon GO heading to Apple Watch

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Super Mario Run wasn’t the only Nintendo-related announcement made at Apple’s conference today. Niantic also stopped by to reveal that Pokemon GO is heading to Apple Watch.

Here’s what we know thus far:

– This version of the game is based on activity goals set by the player
– During a walk, it registers the distance and calories burned
– Players can also collect items, visit PokeStops and attempt to catch eggs as they travel along
– This is shown on the watch’s screen with a simple user interface
– A summary screen at the end of the walk will detail all of the items collected during the walk
– Also shows how much you exercised

John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, also said that Pokemon GO has been downloaded over 500 million times worldwide. Players walked over 4.6 billion kilometers.

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Update: Just received the announcement, added in below. Nintendo calls it a “full-sized Super Mario Bros. action platformer that has been developed specifically for mobile”. Also confirmed for December.


Nintendo has just announced a brand new mobile game, Super Mario Run. The reveal took place during a conference currently being held by Apple. Shigeru Miyamoto was in attendance to show the title.

In Super Mario Run, Mario will automatically run to the right. Players can touch the screen to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, and capture the flag pole to finish levels. A mode is also included where you can compete against the moves of other people who have completed the same course. You’ll also be able to create your own Mushroom Kingdom based upon these play results. Miyamoto has been deeply involved with development.

Super Mario Run is coming out this holiday, and will be distributed on iOS first. According to Nintendo, “iOS users will be able to download and enjoy a portion of Super Mario Run for free and will be able to enjoy all of the game content available in this release after paying a set purchase price. ” Fans will also be able to nab Super Mario stickers for iMessage.

Miitomo has been updated with new content once again. Players can nab some new items in the latest Miitomo Drop stage, “Straight grillin’! BBQ Blowout #3”.

Available items include:

– BBQ grill-lid hat
– BBQ grill suit
– BBQ apron
– BBQ-tongs tights

Users can select Miitomo Drop stages from the Shop tab. Miitomo coins or game tickets are needed to play.

Miitomo has been updated with new content once again. Players can nab some new items in the latest Miitomo Drop stage, “Straight grillin’! BBQ Blowout #2”.

Available items include:

– Ketchup bottle cap (set)
– Ketchup bottle suit (set)
– BBQ tee
– Shorts + tied-around shirt

Users can select Miitomo Drop stages from the Shop tab. Miitomo coins or game tickets are needed to play.