Alongside the expected new iPhone, Apple Watch and EarPods on show at tonight’s Apple Conference, an appearance by Shigeru Miyamoto took the theatre by suprise.
The famed video game designer took to the stage to announce Super Mario Run is coming to iOS. Featuring familiar graphics and characters from the New Super Mario Bros series, the game is an auto-running platformer which can be played with one hand.
In this game, you constantly move forward through the courses while using a variety of jumps to navigate. Your character will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it’s up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal.
Super Mario Run offers three different game modes:
– The first mode features challenging courses for you to complete.
– In the second mode, you challenge the play data of other people’s completed courses. You compete to see who can finish the course with the most style!
– In the third mode, you can create your own Mushroom Kingdom using coins collected by playing the first two game modes.
Super Mario Run will launch for both iPad and iPhone this December.