After its announcement a few months ago at Apple’s iPhone event, Super Mario Run will surely be one of the most anticipated mobile releases of the year after its confirmed release for next month, with a new gameplay video showing more of the game in action and new details on its three gameplay modes confirmed.
Following the announcement from Nintendo today that the title will release first for iOS on December 15th, 2016, the game’s official website was updated with some new information, the first being a brand new gameplay video to show the game in action.
In addition to the new gameplay video, the official website also gave a breakdown of the three game modes that will be available for players that purchase Super Mario Run for $9.99 on iOS and Android. The first mode, called World Tour, is the main “endless runner” mode that has players running and jumping to save Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches. The mode will consist of 6 worlds, and filled with “24 brand new courses designed for mobile play.”
The second game mode, “Toad Rally,” has players using Mario’s “stylish moves” to compete against friends and challenge other players from around the world. Specifically, the mode will be more time attack oriented and have players trying to earn the highest score they can, and can even earn Toads that will live in players’ Kingdoms that they build. Toad Rally, however, will require in-game “Rally Tickets” that players can acquire from completing worlds or by playing bonus games in players’ Kingdoms.
The final game mode is Kingdom Builder, which allows players to “create your unique kingdom with buildings and decorations” that players will purchase using in-game coins that can be earned from Toad Rally challenges. The Kingdom Builder will feature over 100 items for players to experiment with and build in the mode.
Super Mario Run releases for iOS on December 15th, 2016, with an Android release to follow shortly after – in the meantime, you can check out a new gameplay video of the title below: