Switching Things Up in Late Night
Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aimé, along with Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto (and a brief appearance by the well-known NOA employee Bill Trinnen) appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to show off Super Mario Run for the iOS, due out for release later this month. Fils-Aimé showcased different modes from the game, including the multiplayer Toad Rally and the level builder Mario Kingdom. As well, Fils-Aimé announced that the game will be available to demo in Apple Stores starting Thursday December 8, 2016.
Fils-Aimé also debuted the first live Nintendo Switch gameplay on the show, showing off sequences from the upcoming Legend of Zelda title, Breath of the Wild. He also confirmed/reiterated the console’s overall March release date (while leaving any particular details out until Nintendo’s January 12 Switch press conference).
To close out the night, Miyamoto played the Mario theme song alongside The Roots (Fallon’s in-house band).
Super Mario Run leaps into the Apple store on December 15, 2016. The Nintendo Switch is due for release in March 2017, with details to be revealed on January 12th, 2017.