'Super Mario Go' Release Date, Latest News & Update: Nintendo Creating Augmented-Reality 'Pokemon Go'-Inspired Mobile Game? Android Version Coming?

By LA Zamora , Updated Nov 01, 2016 06:48 AM EDT
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Is 2016 ready for another augmented-reality game from a very prominent gaming brand? Nintendo is reportedly creating a "Pokemon Go"-inspired game, "Super Mario Go." The famous Mario brothers are reportedly getting their own augmented-reality game and the fans are getting excited for the developments

'Super Mario Go' Coming To iOS?

Nintendo has collaborated with Apple and is set to release "Super Mario Run" game in iOS platforms this December. However, there are reports saying that aside from "Super Mario Run," Nintendo is also planning to release a "Super Mario Go" mobile version with augmented-reality features.

Does this mean that players can now see Mario, Luigi and the rest of the gang jumping around and avoiding real-life objects? Nintendo has yet to confirm or deny the "Super Mario Go" reports so take this with a grain of salt.

'Super Mario Go' Coming To Android?

Nintendo's first venture into mobile/smartphone gaming exclusively involved Apple Inc. This was not received well with the millions of Nintendo fans who are using mobile phones with Android platforms.

With this, the Android users are hoping that Nintendo will also consider collaborating with Samsung and other Android-powered devices. As of writing, the only available mobile version of "Super Mario Run" will be exclusively available for Apple users only.

'Super Mario Go' - Nintendo Rejects Niantic's Offer For Collaboration?

There are reports that Niantic has offered to collaborate with Nintendo and blend their expertise in augmented-reality gaming with the classic "Super Mario Go" characters. However, Nintendo has reportedly turned down Niantic's offfer and preferred to explore the world of augmented-reality gaming on their own.

Game experts believe that Nintendo is planning to make "Super Mario Run" and "Super Mario Go" more popular than "Pokemon Go." Instead of collaborating with the competition, Nintendo's strategy might be to exceed the success and not share the limelight with Niantic. Nintendo and Niantic has yet to comment on the reported collaboration for "Super Mario Go." 

Do you think "Super Mario Go" augmented-reality game will surpass the success of "Pokemon Go?" Share your thoughts in the comments section below! 

 

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