Nintendo announces puzzle title Dr. Mario World for smartphones

The Dr. Mario World logo. Nintendo

Nintendo’s foray into the smartphone world has been somewhat successful thus far, and it’s just announced a new mobile game. Yes, the Dr. Mario series is coming to phones.

The Japanese giant confirmed that Dr. Mario World will be coming to Android and iOS as a free-to-play title with optional in-app purchases. As for availability details, the company revealed an early summer 2019 launch window in roughly 60 markets.

The Dr. Mario series is essentially a take on the Columns and Tetris formula, as you match pills with viruses to complete the level. Check out a trailer for the original game below:

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The title is also the first major collaboration between Nintendo and messaging platform Line. The partnership, which was announced alongside the game, will see the duo “co-develop and jointly operate” Dr. Mario World.

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It’s unclear if this partnership means we’ll need a Line account to actually play the game. But it wouldn’t be a surprise if Line users get extra functionality, such as playing against friends or sharing scores with contacts.

News of a new Nintendo mobile game comes after the company delayed Mario Kart Tour to summer 2019. The delay will allow the company to polish the mobile title and deliver more post-launch content. Me? I just want Advance Wars on my smartphone or Switch…

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