Super Mario Run has been one of the most popularly talked about and played games of recent times. The game released for the iOS in December 2016, and has since been quite popular. It was announced in September of 2016 during the Apple event where the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were launched. Nintendo had also commented that this game was all set to get Super Mario Run for Android in the days to follow. However no timelines were given then. We now have a confirmed date of the launch – 23rd March.
Super Mario Run for Android was on a pre-registration phase for a long time. For months all the users would see on the Super Mario Run app on the Google Play Store is a green button that says pre-register. Well, we will be seeing that button for just a few more days as Nintendo has officially confirmed via Twitter, the launch date of the game. Super Mario Run for Android will release on the 23rd of March.
In the past Nintendo had initially announced that the game will be releasing for the Android users, and then they had said that it should ideally be out by March. However the date is now set in stone. Super Mario Run for Android is likely to feature the same pricing as the iOS version of the game. The game comes free of cost for the users for the first ten levels. However, beyond that users need to pay a one-time amount of $10, after which there are no in-game purchases to be made and the game is free to play without any extra costs.
Super Mario Run for Android was expected to release a little earlier, however Nintendo wanted to ensure that the game is not hackable (or at least not easily). They had stated that their concern was that once it hits the Android OS, it could face certain security issues that are not usually possible with the iOS devices.