Nintendo has just confirmed the release date and price for Super Mario Run. It will be hitting on December 15th “in United States time zones" as a free download, but the full version unlock will cost $9.99. It will require iOS 8.0 at minimum, and will be available in 151 countries at total. The 15th is indeed a Thursday, and possibly the final Thursday before the iTunes freeze (depending on when Apple freezes the store for the Christmas break) so it could be an interesting day on the App Store with a mega-hit launching. You can sign up to get notified when the exact release will be on the App Store. Nintendo has also released a new introductory video for the game:
Also interesting is the $9.99 unlock price. That will unlock all 3 of the game’s modes after letting players try them out for free. $9.99 is definitely above what many freemium unlocks go for, but if any company could make it work, it’s Nintendo with a Mario game. Also, with the hundreds of millions of downloads expected, the numbers could just work out. Stay tuned for more on this game, for sure.