Nintendo announced a new partnership with LINE Corporation and NHN Entertainment to release a new Dr. Mario game for smart devices. The release of the game, called 'Dr. Mario World', is expected to be in early summer this year.
The new action puzzle game featuring Dr. Mario will be free-to-play and available globally for Android and iOS, including in Japan and the United States.
Nintendo started publishing games for mobile platforms in 2016 to reach a wider audience. In the press release, they explained their continuance with the most popular character Mario:
"Nintendo continues to introduce unique entertainment products and characters like Mario to the world, establishing itself as a globally recognized brand that represents video game culture in the home entertainment industry."