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Apple CEO Tim Cook visits with Nintendo executives during trip to Japan this week
Tim Cook is currently on a business trip to Japan, and during the visit he made sure to meet with Nintendo executives, including Mario-creator Shigeru Miyamoto. Apple and Nintendo shocked the gaming world when Miyamoto made a surprise appearance on stage during September's iPhone 7 keynote. During the event, Miyamoto revealed Super Mario Run, the very first mobile phone game to star Nintendo's most beloved franchise character in a full-fledged title.Super Mario Run, which is scheduled to land on iOS before the year's end, is a side scrolling runner game that can be played with a single hand. The title, which will initially be an iOS exclusive, is seen as a huge get for iPhone and iPad owners.Earlier this evening, Tim Cook sent a ‘Good Morning' (ohayō gozaimasu) tweet via his Twitter account, signifying his arrival to the land of the rising sun. Japan is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so it was just before 9 AM at the time of his initial post.Cook also shared an image of him sitting before Nintendo executives, presumably in Nintendo HQ's home town of Kyoto, to take Super Mario Run for a ‘hand-on' test drive. As Miyamoto quipped on stage in San Francisco last month, you can play Super Mario Run with just a single hand, and Cook makes sure to demonstrate as much during the photo opportunity.