After launching the Super Mario Run for iOS devices earlier this month, Nintendo now seems to be gearing up to launch the Android version soon. Nintendo, on its American Twitter handle announced that it has started taking pre-registrations for the Android version, and users will be notified when the game becomes available for download.
If you’re excited about the news, you can head over to the Super Mario Run page on Google Play Store and get yourself pre-registered here. As of now, there is no word on when the Android version of the game will be launched. However, an early report suggested that it could become available sometime in early 2017.
Since its launch on iOS devices on December 15, the game has already surpassed 40 million downloads. With 2.85 million downloads on day one itself, the Super Mario Run as become an instant hit, compared to Pokemon Go, which had some nine lakh downloads in 24 hours. However, much of the credit of Super Mario Run’s success can be given to the wider availability across continents, compared to Pokemon Go. ALSO READ: Super Mario Run launched; here are our first impressions
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 29, 2016
The game has a total of six worlds and 24 levels in the game. While users can play the first three levels for free, they need to buy the game by paying Rs 620 to play the rest. The Android version is also likely to come with the same pricing model. ALSO READ: Here’s the real reason why Super Mario Run is not on Android
The company wanted to launched the Android version along with iOS version, but piracy issues delayed the launch. Even though Nintendo hasn’t officially launched the Android version, there are a number of fake apps already available on Google Play Store. The games are titled – Mario Run Jumper, Super Plumber Run and more. This is similar to what happened when a number of Flappy Bird clones were available, soon after the developer pulled the game from App Store. ALSO READ: Super Mario Run crosses 40 million downloads in just 4 days: Nintendo
In a recent interview with Mashable, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto said that software is an important asset for the company. For users who are buying the game, Nintendo wants to offer a stable environment, while ensuring that the software is secure too. ALSO READ: Here’s why you need internet to play Super Mario Run
With the pre-registration link going live, it remains to be seen how long the company takes to officially launch the Android version. If you’ve tried Super Mario Run on iOS and excited for Android version, let us know what you feel about the game in the comment section below.