Super Mario Bros Animated Film Gets Release Date

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Nintendo's smartphone games are starting to make the company some serious cash.

"Together with Nintendo and LINE, NHN Entertainment, which has released and operated various online and mobile games, will take part in the development and operation of Dr. Mario World". Even with things as they are, though, Nintendo has kept details of the planned title under tight wraps. With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe currently posting extremely strong sales on the Switch, now would seemingly be an opportune time to release the mobile game, lending further credence to Nintendo's claims that the current build simply isn't up to the company's stringent standards.

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Nintendo continues to be hugely success in the games console market thanks to sales of the Switch console.

It's likely that the title will feature the same free-to-play model with new stages offered through microtransaction. 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. Nintendo entered the mobile business to create more opportunities for consumers to engage with Nintendo IP and reach audiences beyond its dedicated video game platform business.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which released on December 7, sold 12.08 million units in just 24 days. "Mario puts on the white coat once again in the mobile game Dr. Mario World, targeting an early summer 2019 global release", reads a Nintendo tweet.

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