‘Super Mario Run’ Latest News & Update: 20 Million Users Lining Up For Upcoming iOS Game

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Oct 18, 2016 01:48 PM EDT

“Super Mario Run” is that surprise mobile game announced in September alongside the iPhone 7 at the Apple event and is expected to debut later this year. The side-scrolling, auto-runner game comes from Nintendo where versions for iOS and Android are set to come out.

iOS users will be the first to get a crack at “Super Mario Run”, and according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, about 20 million users have already signed up to be notified once "Super Mario Run" goes live, Nintendo Life reported. The iOS version of “Super Mario Run” is expected to be released this December.

With the large scale of interested users, it will be interesting if Nintendo is prepared for the massive downloads expected once “Super Mario Run” does go live. Analysts had already predicted as much, believing that "Super Mario Run" downloads will likely surpass the 1 billion download mark, perhaps, even more, considering the app is free, Attack of the Fan Boy reported.

Other than iOS, “Super Mario Run” is expected to be out for other mobile platforms as well. There is no word for now on when the "Super Mario Run" release dates are for Android and possibly Windows Mobile.

Given the large interest for the game, it would be best to monitor of “Super Mario Run” will run into the same problems as “Pokemon Go”. Despite preventive measures on game servers, Niantic had sleepless nights trying to figure out how to stabilize "Super Mario Run".

If that 20 million signup turns out to be gamers, Nintendo could be in for a rough December. “Super Mario Run” seems to be a simple game to play though there are the challenges expected to be similar to the famed “Super Mario” games.

That includes trying to collect as many coins as possible, jumping over objects and on monsters and so on, Forbes reported. Many are eager to see if "Super Mario Run" can outperform “Pokemon Go”, with the answer to that likely to come soon.

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