Apple CEO Tim Cook recently took a trip to Japan where he visited Nintendo’s headquarters and chatted with Shigeru Miyamoto and the Nintendo staff about the upcoming Super Mairo Run iOS game.

And Cook revealed some interesting news that might give us a hint at just how popular Super Mario Run is going to be: over 20 million iPhone users have signed up to be notified when the game is released. That’s sign of huge interest from mobile players.

The Super Mario Run gameplay we’ve seen so far has been impressive, despite the fact that players can only jump in the game (Mario runs on his own, hence the title).

What remains to be seen is how Nintendo plans to monetize the game. Will it be ads, micro-transaction, or will they release a “demo” and charge for the full game?

The game will be released this December on iOS platforms. It will also be available on Android next year.

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