In an interview with Time.com, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed some interesting facts about his upcoming game Super Mario Run. Having been announced at the Apple Launch event earlier this year, Miyamoto has been somewhat quiet as to what exactly his new app would be capable of.
In the interview, Miyamoto revealed one key fact about the game; Mario is not the only character players will be able to use. In his interview with Time, Miyamoto revealed that, “One thing [they] have done this time is that you’ll be able to play not just as Mario, but after going through the game and unlocking some things and meeting some conditions you’ll be able to play as some of the other characters as well.”
Miyamoto did not reveal who the other characters would be, but did say that players would have to change their play style as they switch between characters for missions that require players to collect gold coins. The core mechanics of the game will not change as players will still be able go through any mission with any character they wish. There will be no level restrictions for specific characters in order to move on.
Later on Miyamoto was asked why he chose to come out with Super Mario Run after all these years. In his response, Miyamoto believed that the technology in phones was finally at the right point to allow for a solid performing game. “A big factor is that over the past few years smartphones have just gotten more and more powerful to the point where the performance that we’re able to get out of the device is finally on par with what we expect from the gameplay performance and response for our games.”
Beginning December 15th, players will be able to download Super Mario Run on IOS devises for free. However, to unlock all of the content that the app has to offer, you’ll have to pay a steep $10 price. If you wish to try out the game to see if you like it, there is currently a demo obtainable through the app store. Android and tablets will have to wait a little bit longer before Super Mario Run is released, so far there is no set date for the release.