'Super Mario Run' vs 'Pokemon GO' News and Updates: Nintendo Releasing Super Mario Game This December; What to Expect

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Nov 19, 2016 01:41 AM EST

Nintendo is hoping that the success of of "Pokemon Go" will also be the same for its upcoming title "Super Mario Run." The minds behind this title said they want to deliver something like the hit AR game.

'Super Mario Run' release date

Set to be released on iOS December and Android on a later date, "Super Mario Run" is hoping to reap success among side-scrolling video games and other titles introduced by Nintendo. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said they were surprised at how people received "Pokemon Go."

"This time we're using Mario, that's a very important intellectual property for us," Kimishima added. "And that's what Miyamoto's team is working on now: making sure it spreads out just as quickly as Pokemon Go."

1 billion downloads

Nintendo is projecting that the game will have a billion downloads since there are already 20 million individuals who registered for them to be able to receive notifications. Kimishima explained that they want to be able to offer a game to players for a minimal price.

For his part, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto explained that the "Super Mario Run" will be a perfect game for the iPhone. He furthered that smartphone users will be able to have a great experience when playing the game.

'Pokemon Go' success

When "Pokemon Go" became available for Android and iOS users last July, it became an instant hit and trended worldwide. However, there were player concerns as months passes especially on system issues which Nintendo promised to improved on

Apple Watch 2 release

The game is expected to be available on the Apple Watch 2 when it launches this month. Apple's wearable device will alert players on how far they should walk to hatch their eggs or on the amount of experience they need to move up to the next level.

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