Nintendo has announced their next mobile game as Dr. Mario World, which is slated to launch in early summer 2019 for iOS and Android. This news comes on the heels of a further delay of Mario Kart Tour to summer, putting the two in roughly the same launch window.

Dr. Mario World will be Nintendo’s first mobile game collaboration with LINE, known best for their mobile messaging app. As with all previous Dr. Mario games, it will be a puzzle game, but this time a free-to-play one with optional in-app purchases.

Both Dr. Mario World and Mario Kart Tour remain mysteries as to how they’ll respectively play on phones or how they’ll monetize users within the F2P model. Dr. Mario World‘s rollout will begin in the United States and Japan when it launches this summer.

Alex Irish
When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.