Nintendo recently confirmed that it’s going to bring the Dr. Mario franchise to mobile devices before the end of 2019. The game is being developed for iOS and Android devices in partnership with Japan-based Line Corporation. The action puzzle game is going to be called Dr. Mario World and will see a global release so it would be available outside of Japan as well.
Not a lot of details have been confirmed by Nintendo at this point, but it does mention that the game will arrive before the end of the year. The company has confirmed that Dr. Mario World will be available as a free download but will offer in-app purchases.
The company hasn’t revealed much about the mechanics of this new game but they will most likely be similar to the titles released in the series before. There’s also no clarity on the kind of in-app purchases that will be offered. They will be crucial for the survival of this series as Nintendo will otherwise not be able to make money from a game that’s free-to-play.