Nintendo’s smash hit Super Mario Run will launch on Google Android on 23rd March, three months after it became one of the biggest ever games on Apple’s iPhone.
Gamers will be able to choose characters beyond the current six available, with Nintendo also promising frees access to World 1-4 levels to those who manage to complete a particular challenge.
The latter will be seen as a boon by gamers left dismayed by Nintendo’s demand of a £7.99 fee after completing the initial set of free levels of the original game.
Nintendo says that these features will be coming to a new 2.0 version on the iPhone, released on the same date.
It has also promised a number of as-yet-unannounced features, designed to boost interest in the title.
When it launched on the iPhone in December 2016, Super Mario Run broke all previous records.
It was downloaded 40 million times in just four days, making huge sums of revenue for Nintendo in the process.
And with more Android users globally than iOS, it’s likely that its success will continue long into 2017.
Android owners can pre–register for early access at Google Play now.