SuperMarioRun2Nintendo has developed Super Mario Run, a full-sized Super Mario Bros. action platformer designed specifically for mobile, which will be available first on Apple’s App Store this December. The app was announced at an Apple event in San Francisco, Calif. earlier today.

In the game, Mario runs on his own, but relies on the touch of a single finger to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, and capture the flag pole to complete levels. Super Mario Run has a mode in which the player collects coins and heads for the goal, and a mode in which the player competes against the acrobatic moves of other people who have completed the same course. In addition, there is a mode where players can create their own Mushroom Kingdom based upon these play results.

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Super Mario Run is available to download for free with a portion of the game. Users will be able to play all of the game content available in this release after paying a set purchase price. The game offered on the App Store this December in more than 100 different countries, and nine different languages. A free Mario-themed sticker pack for the App Store for iMessage will launch this month.

Super Mario Run represents the next phase of Nintendo’s expansion to mobile platforms, following the release of Miitomo earlier this year. After the launch ofSuper Mario Run in December, Nintendo plans to deliver its previously announced mobile device titles in the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem series before the end of March next year.