Interview with Shigeru Miyamoto at Mashable:
I learned today that Super Mario Run requires an internet connection to play. What’s the reason for that? Are there any thoughts about an offline mode?
For us, we view our software as being a very important asset for us. And also for consumers who are purchasing the game, we want to make sure that we’re able to offer it to them in a way that the software is secure, and that they’re able to play it in a stable environment.
Just to be clear: When you say “security,” you mean the risk of piracy, right?
I think I just lost interest in spending these 10 Dollars.