Super Mario Run will finally release for Android devices on March 23.
While iOS users have been enjoying Mario's first mobile game, Super Mario Run, since December of last year, Android gamers have been left pretty high and dry. Now, after opening up pre-registration last year, we finally have a solid release date for the Android version of the game: March 23.
Android version of #SuperMarioRun will be available on 3/23 with the Ver.2.0.0 update! Pre-register now: https://t.co/dAxzTlppnG pic.twitter.com/nQ0T4znOBt— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 18, 2017
"Android version of Super Mario Run will be available on 3/23 with the Ver.2.0.0 update!" Tweeted the official Nintendo of America Twitter account. The delayed release on Android was not unexpected, as Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto previously confirmed that the game would come out on iOS before Android due to "the stability of the iOS platform."
The 2.0 update that will launch alongside the Android release will add some new playable characters, and the ability to unlock World 1-4 in the free version of the game (currently, only the first three levels are playable in the free version).
While the game can be downloaded for free, you'll have to pay $9.99 to unlock all of the features in the game's three modes.