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Nintendo undecided on whether or not to release Super Mario Run in China

Also explains why it was brought forward ahead of Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing

Nintendo undecided on whether or not to release Super Mario Run in China

Super Mario Run may not be released in China despite increasing its number of launch countries to 150.

In a Q&A with Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima, the Nintendo head said that the company has not currently decided on whether the game will make its way to China.

"We are not ruling out the possibility, but currently we have not made any decisions as to when and how this might occur," he said.

Speedy development

Kimishima also explained why the game has been brought forward ahead of both the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing games.

He stated that the company had previously been cautious about mobile, saying "it was not entirely clear what kind of impact the smart device business would have on our existing business."

However, following the success of Pokemon GO, Nintendo decided to push a Mario game ahead of other titles to make use of the bigger IP.

The development team behind Super Mario Run had also developed the game to the point that it was ready for release in 2016. Nintendo can therefore release another mobile game while the other teams finish work on Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing.


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