Dr. Mario World Launching In July; First Gameplay And Microtransaction Pricing Revealed
Dr. Mario World, which is Nintendo's next mobile game, will release on July 10. Nintendo announced the release date today and also shared the first screenshots and gameplay.
In the match-three puzzle game, game you'll use capsules to eliminate various viruses. The video below shows the first gameplay and explains how it works. Also in the video Nintendo talks about Dr. Mario World's mictotransactions, which come in the form of Diamonds that you can buy through the in-game shop. They're available in various allotments, starting with a pack of 20 for $2 USD and running up to 1,050 Diamonds for the price of $70 USD. The Diamonds can be used to continue gameplay, obtain items, and restore stamina. Check out the video below to learn more.
Dr. Mario isn't the only star of the game. You can also purchase other doctors, including Dr. Peach, Dr. Yoshi, and Dr. Toad, from the in-game shop (though it's not clear if these extra doctors are sold for real money). Each doctor has a unique skill that is exclusive to them, which encourages players to get them all.
Dr. Mario World was announced by Nintendo back in February, at which time the company only confirmed the existence of the game but not any details about it.
Nintendo's next mobile game after Dr. Mario World is Mario Kart Tour, which is already in beta-testing in various parts of the world.
For a long time, Nintendo refused to bring its mega-popular franchises to mobile devices. However, this changed in 2015 when Nintendo announced it would develop games for smartphones and tablets. The first of these was Miitomo, which was later followed up by Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and others.
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