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Nintendo is developing yet another mobile game, this time making Mario put on the lab coat he wore once back in the '90s.
The action puzzle game is designed specifically for iPhones and Android devices. It'll be out worldwide in "early summer 2019" internationally, or the Australian winter. It's great to see Nintendo in the overall gaming conversation again, especially as someone who loved the Wii U and found it maddening that there were all of these great games coming out that no one played. Available now for players is Super Mario Run, a version of the platformer for phones, plus Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Dragalia Lost. Furthermore, it will feature multiple languages which include English and Japanese.
That delay means Nintendo will miss its target of releasing two to three mobile titles each financial year, though CEO Furukawa said there was no change to that goal. According to The Verge, Nintendo has made the decision "in order to improve quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch". Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best selling Switch game to date, with 15.02 million copies sold.
Nintendo said the game will be "free to download with optional in-app purchases" but didn't go into detail on how exactly the monetization system would work. Nintendo also owns a five percent share of mobile developer Cygames, which released action-RPG Dragalia Lost with Nintendo a year ago. This is all for now, folks.