One of the first announcements made at Apple's iPhone 7 launch event
was that Nintendo's Super Mario Bros franchise will be coming to the iPhone
. The announcement was short, sparse with details, but certainly well received. Popular Mechanics reports: "Nintendo head Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage early in Apple's iPhone 7 reveal in San Francisco today to announce and demonstrate the new game Super Mario Run, the first Mario game for the iPhone. The game is simple: Mario runs completely, a la Temple Run, and you push buttons to make him jump and try to reach the end of the levels. Miyamoto says 'you can play the game one-handed for the very first time.' There's a battle mode, too, where you try to top friends' scores. Super Mario Run will come out sometime this fall before the holiday season. Pricing is TBA, but Miyamoto promises there will be a single price and no in-app purchases."
In a separate report via Kotaku
, Nintendo said, "We do intend to release the game on Android devices at some point in the future." The news sent Nintendo's stock soaring
, up 29 percent in U.S. trading after the announcement.