Dr. Mario World comes to mobile in July

Nintendo announced on Tuesday that players can pre-register to be some of the first to play Dr. Mario World, which launches on iOS and Android later this summer. You can view the trailer inside!

Nintendo said that the game is “free-to-start” in the press release today, but it isn’t clear exactly what that means.

Dr. Mario World will feature puzzles that be played solo or online with friends and family, earning and receive stamina-giving hearts from friends, and use the hearts to play Stage Mode. Players will be able to challenge others online 1v1 in the Versus Mode.

“In Dr. Mario World, meddlesome viruses have the world in a panic, and Dr. Mario and friends are tasked with eliminating them by matching capsules with viruses of the same color. Players should keep calm, take their time and plan their approach carefully, as each puzzling combination of viruses in each stage must be cleared using a limited number of capsules. 

Luckily, Dr. Mario isn’t the only one on call: A full office of doctors, including Dr. Peach, Dr. Bowser, Dr. Toad and many others, will be available to help players overcome the pesky viruses through various virus-busting skills. Over 200 stages across many different worlds will be available at launch, with new doctors, stages and worlds continuing to be added to Dr. Mario World on a regular basis after launch.”

Dr. Mario World releases on July 10 and players can sign up for notifications here.