Earlier Nintendo announced that its next mobile game would be called “Dr. Mario World,” which the Japanese game maker would launch alongside its messaging app Line and developer NHN Entertainment. It was expected to launch early this summer, although Nintendo did not give an exact release date then.
Now, the release date is here! Dr. Mario World has a release date: July 10th that is set to appear on Android and iOS as a free-to-play game. There will be in-app purchases that allow you to continue to play the game after your stamina diminishes with stages where you can either send or receive hearts to other players to exchange extra strength, or battle online in versus mode.
At launch, the game will consist of multiple stages spread across five worlds. Nintendo says it plans to add new worlds and surprises in future updates. Nintendo also mentions a versus mode for one-on-one gameplay, though it is not clear if the feature will be supported as part of the app or through social network integration.
Nintendo has launched a website for Dr. Mario World, complete with videos on the gameplay. Like the original game, Dr. Mario World is a match three, where the goal is to clear viruses from the board by making matches. Dr. Mario can be pre-ordered via the iOS App Store starting today.