Nintendo of America president and chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aimé made an appearance last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to show off Nintendo’s mobile title Super Mario Run. However, Jimmy Fallon and audiences were treated with quite a few surprises.

Reggie pointed out that Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto was present in the audience that night. Miyamoto seemed proud watching Fallon play Nintendo’s first mobile Mario title and the other surprise reveal that night, a live demonstration of the Nintendo Switch.

You could totally tell Fallon didn’t want to disappoint Miyamoto, so he put a lot of energy into sharing Nintendo’s hype. The Super Mario Run demo was full of excited shouting and great lines like “Miyamoto, are you watching this, C’MON!”

Even if you don’t buy Jimmy Fallon’s attempts to convince you that he’s geeking out (because, trust me, he yells “I’m geeking out!” a lot), Nintendo’s Tonight Show appearance is a lot of fun to watch.

Towards the second half of Nintendo’s Tonight Show appearance, we got our first live demonstration of the Nintendo Switch. Reggie pulled out a very neat surprise from under a Super Mario Bros. Question Block– a Nintendo Switch.

Reggie and Jimmy Fallon excitedly showcased the console’s features as well as some The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay. We get to see how gameplay can smoothly change from the big screen to the handheld screen when you pull the console from the dock. Breath of the Wild looks gorgeous on the big screen and seems to play just as well when its run on the handheld hardware alone.

Previous gameplay footage we’ve seen of Breath of the Wild seems to come from the game’s Wii U version. This could possibly be our first look at the Switch version of the game, but unfortunately, The Tonight Show footage doesn’t offer a good comparison between the two versions.


As announced on The Tonight Show, Super Mario Run‘s demo is now available in Apple Store locations around the US starting today. The game will launch on iOS on December 15, and some time in 2017 for Android. As for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo will officially reveal more information on January 12, 2017.

For now, enjoy a surprise Tonight Show bonus. The Roots jam out to the Super Mario Bros. theme, with Shigeru Miyamoto himself on guitar.