28 December 2016
Nintendo's well-known up-coming game developed by Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Run, is coming to iOS devices soon. As we're nearing the launch, more details are coming to surface. Developer Miyamoto has confirmed that the game will have an always-on internet requirement in order to prevent piracy and maintain software security.
The game is to be released on iOS first because of the better security provided by the operating system. An Android version is also to follow soon.
The Super Mario video game franchise is one of the most widely-known and critically-acclaimed video games created by Nintendo for various hand-held consoles. Super Mario Run is the first game of the series to come to smartphones, which is why it has habitual gamers all hyped over it. It will first release on iOS devices.
Super Mario Run will have three game modes; World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom Builder. The latter two are multiplayer modes which require an internet connection logically. But World Tour could have done without it. However, developers claim that switching between the modes would have taken a user off and on a network connection, making things complicated. Plus, offline modes can easily be pirated, which is why they ended up deciding in favor of an all-out always-on internet requirement.
"We're launching in 150 countries and each of those countries has different network environments and things like that," Miyamoto said. "So it was important for us to be able to have it secure for all users."
Super Mario is set to make its smartphone debut on the 15th of December this year. We will keep this space updated with the latest news regarding Super Mario Run.