Nintendo has announced Super Mario animated film teaming up with illumination entertainment ( makers of minions & despicable me ). it will be co-produced by Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri and Nintendo director Shigeru Miyamoto.
There is no news of any official date for release, expect it to release by 2019 end or in 2020. Along with this film they have also announced that they are planning to release Mario Kart game for smartphones. Mario Kart has a long history which dates to its release date in 1992 & still it’s fan favorite.
Last year we have witnessed the super Mario game made it to iOS & Android & was a huge success last year. So banking on the success they want to bring Mario Kart also to the smartphone for both iOS & Android.
The Japanese gaming giant also announced that the mobile version of the popular Mario kart will be named as Mario Kart Tour and expected to release by March 2019.
Nintendo has been in superb form with the sales, the latest console witnessed 9 million units sold which was released in October 2017. The plan from Nintendo is clear they want to cash out the craze in fans outside of their traditional games.
The plan of going with illumination entertainment is good considering illumination has been good with these animated films turning gold at the box office they proved it with despicable & minion series. This is not the first time Mario has tried its luck at Hollywood, in 1993 they have released Super Mario Bros, a live action movie starring Bob Hoskins as Mario & John Leguizamo as Luigi but it didn’t turn out well & was a disaster at box office.
Hope they receive good success with this one.