‘Super Mario Run’ Latest News & Update: Nintendo Announced That The Game Needs Constant Internet Connection

By Jyotirupa Sarma , Updated Dec 12, 2016 05:57 PM EST
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Nintendo has said that "Super Mario Run" will need a constant internet connection. That means that the game will only work on a device which has constant internet connection. The mobile game will be released on Dec. 15, 2016.

In an interview with Mashable, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that the game needs constant internet connectivity. So, those who wants to play the game at their free time has to keep in mind that they would need a steady internet plan or a Wi-Fi connection. The news sound bad for many fans.

Miyamoto stated in the interview that the move is made to secure "Super Mario Run" from piracy. Moreover, an offline mode would make the game unstable. According to Techcrunch, Nintendo is not accustomed to developing games for platforms for which it does not have on lock-down.

"We wanted to be able to leverage that network connection with all three of the [Super Mario Run] modes to keep all of the modes functioning together and offering the game in a way that keeps the software secure," Miyamoto stated  in the interview.

He added that "Super Mario Run" will be launched in 150 countries and there are different network environments in these countries. So, Nintendo wanted to make it secure for all the users. When asked further about the security concerns he said that the security is one of the reasons behind Nintendo's decision to launch "Super Mario run" for iOS before its release for Android in 2017.

We already know that other Mushroom Kingdom Universe characters can be unlockable in the game. But the gamers have to pay $10 to unlock all the contents. Nevertheless, fans who were hoping that the game will be the source of entertainment during a long commute and Wi-Fi free plane ride will be extremely disappointed. They cannot consider it as a feature. 

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