In February, Nintendo revealed Dr. Mario would receive his very own free-to-download entry on mobile devices later this year. Now that E3 2019 has come and gone, the Japanese company has revealed the first gameplay footage and announced Dr. Mario World will be released worldwide on both Android and iOS devices next month, on 10th July.
This unique take on the series changes the long-time formula, transforming it into a puzzle-solving game. It will mix things up even more by adding new doctors with special skills and including helpful items such as Koopa shells to certain puzzles. To start, there'll be a total of five worlds to play through and more areas will be added over time. Diamonds allow players to spend real money and can be used to continue levels, obtain items or restore stamina.
You can pre-register for the game on the Apple Store or Google Play right now. Below is some additional information from the game site about what else you can expect, along with the official introduction trailer:
Match capsules with viruses and watch them disappear! Simply match three objects of the same color vertically or horizontally to clear them. Take your time, because each puzzling stage’s configuration of viruses must be cleared using a limited number of capsules.
A colorful cast of viruses has Dr. Mario's world in a panic! Dr. Mario and friends have put on lab coats and grabbed capsules! Now they're ready to eliminate those unruly viruses. Hundreds of stages over many different worlds need saving, with new worlds coming on a regular basis!
You're not in this alone—send and receive stamina-giving hearts to use in stage mode! Then, show off your puzzle-solving progress. In versus mode, you can challenge others to a one-on-one showdown
If you missed the original announcement, the free-to-download game will also support multiple languages and will be available in 60 countries/regions. Visit the official game site to find out these exact regions. Lastly, the game is being co-developed by LINE and NHN Entertainment.
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