The release comes three months after Nintendo’s first-ever smartphone game, Super Mario Run, was launched on iOS in December. The game was an instant hit with 40 million downloads in its first four days to become the fastest-selling iOS game in the history of the App Store.
The game lets users navigate Mario the plumber through a variety of familiar-looking levels, grabbing as many coins and power-ups as possible along the way.
The game is free to download, but players who want to progress beyond the third level will have to pay $10 to unlock the rest of the game.
Nintendo also announced the release time of its next game, Fire Emblem: Heroes, which would debut at the Google Play store and Apple’s App Store on February 2, Unlike Super Mario Run, however, Fire Emblem: Heroes is a turn-based tactical role-playing game, with two kingdoms pitted against one another in a battle.