Japan's Nintendo, Line team up for new Mario mobile game

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The title was initially expected to arrive in this quarter, but will now land on Android in the summer. That's all we know about the game for now, but keep an eye on Nintendo's social channels for more news in the coming months. Nintendo has used similar cooldown timers in games like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes, though other Nintendo-developed mobile titles have used other monetization methods.

Switch software sales have surpassed 163.61 million since the hybrid console released in March 2017.

This new release would be smaller in order to enhance the portability in comparison with the original model.

Now that the animated Super Mario Bros. movie is officially moving forward, Nintendo has announced a rough time frame of when we'll be able to see it in theaters.

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Looking to the quality of Nintendo's past mobile efforts, this will likely be good news for players in the end.

Nintendo had great success in encouraging casual gaming with its Wii console, introduced in 2006 and which went on to sell over 100 million units. Still Not sure how this was approved, though back then I am guessing studio execs weren't as savvy about video games as they are these days. If this is real, however, it does reduce the chances of there being a more powerful and expensive "Switch Pro" on the horizon, as it's unlikely Nintendo would do both in a single calendar year. The latest of these, Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure, hit the 3DS in 2015.

The full Nintendo statement read: "In the mobile business, Mario Kart Tour was scheduled to be released this fiscal year, but in order to improve quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch, the release date has been moved to summer 2019".

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