Super Mario Run will require a constant internet connection, won't work offline

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Super Mario Run is still to launch for the iPhone but now it is being said that the game will require a constant internet connection to work. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto told Mashable that Super Mario Run won't work offline due to piracy concerns. There is no offline mode and the game will keep calling home while it is running on your smartphone.

The game is divided into several modes including World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom, apparently, Nintendo wanted to keep the World Tour mode offline, but wasn't able to do so to make the game more secure. The network connection will be used to save your progress as well as sync it across different platforms.

Miyamoto added:We wanted to be able to leverage that network connection with all three of the modes to keep all of the modes functioning together and offering the game in a way that keeps the software secure. This is something that we want to continue to work on as we continue to develop the game.

We wanted to be able to leverage that network connection with all three of the modes to keep all of the modes functioning together and offering the game in a way that keeps the software secure. This is something that we want to continue to work on as we continue to develop the game.

According to Nintendo this constant connection will be beneficial to players who own several devices, say an iPhone, an iPad and switch between them often during the course of the day. Signing into the same Nintendo account on both devices will sync progress across devices allowing the players to continue with their quest. However, this also means that you won't be able to play Super Mario Run on your flight home for the holidays.

Super Mario Run for the iPhone and iPad arrives December 15th and is free to download but you would have to pay $10 to unlock all levels.