Nintendo shares rise after company unveils release date for iphone Mario game

November 15, 2016 7:16 PM EST

A woman uses a mobile phone prior to a parade where Pokemon's character Pikachu attends, in Yokohama, Japan, August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of Japanese game maker Nintendo Co <7974.T> rose on Wednesday after the company unveiled a Dec. 15 release date for its Super Mario Run mobile game.

Nintendo shares were last up 2.8 percent at 25,565 yen ($234.41) after rising as high as 25,670 yen, their highest since Oct. 31.

(Reporting by Tokyo markets team; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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