Super Mario Maker 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The sequel was revealed during a Nintendo Direct presentation in February. As you probably guessed from the title, this will be a sequel to Super Mario Maker for the Wii U and not an updated port of the Wii U game. Here’s everything else you need to know about the game:
Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date
Super Mario Maker 2 will hit shelves on June 28. It’s coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.
Super Mario Maker 2 Trailer
Super Mario Maker 2 Gameplay
The game features elements from five Mario games: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Super Mario 3D World, and will also feature stage themes such as Ground, Sky, Underground, Forest, Underwater, Ghost House, Desert, Airship, Snow, and Castle.
Players will also be able to switch between a day and night cycle when creating a stage. The Night mode will alter certain aspects of a stage, giving the Super Mario Maker more variety than ever.
Another big addition is the Story mode. Yes, Super Mario Maker now has a story that involves rebuilding Princess Peach’s castle by collecting coins as you complete levels. With 100 built-in courses for the Story mode, this sequel leans much closer to a traditional Mario game for those who desire such an experience.
Those who enjoy making their own levels in the game will be thrilled to learn that Super Mario Maker 2 will benefit from quite a few new tools. These include slopes, switches, suns, and a host of new mechanics that have never been in a Mario game before. The latter list includes swinging claws, shells that let you move across lava, and even cars. You can even make auto-scrolling levels and levels that demand a certain win condition. Super Mario 3D World levels will further benefit from exclusive mechanics, such as catsuits and glass pipes.
Finally, Super Mario Maker 2 will support cooperative building and co-op play with up to four players. Nintendo is also adding an online mode so you can tackle difficult levels with your friends. Playable characters include Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Toadette. All things considered, it sounds like everything we could have asked for in a Super Mario Maker sequel.
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