Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Recap

So much to do!

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 05/15/2019 16:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

Nintendo has finally revealed new details regarding Super Mario Maker 2. While the Wii U original offered a lot of options for fans of customization, the sequel seems jam-packed with new content!

The most significant change from the original game is a full-fledged Story Mode. In Story Mode, players must rebuild Peach’s Castle by completing more than 100 original stages, and completing side tasks that teach some of the ins and outs of the game’s new additions. Those new additions include tons of assets from across the Mario universe, including:

  • Red, fire-spitting Yoshis
  • Swing Claws
  • See-Saws
  • On/Off Switches
  • A Dry Bones Shell Mario can use to gain temporary invincibility
  • Angry Sun, and its new counterpart Happy Moon
  • New course themes (Snow, Desert, Forest and Sky)
  • New music composed by Koji Kondo

Of course, the game also features a ton of content from and inspired by Super Mario 3D World. While the stages remain 2D, players can add Bullet Bills that come towards the screen, travel through clear warp pipes, and climb thanks to the Cat power-up. One of the most enjoyable aspects of Super Mario 3D World was the ability to play stages with four friends, and Super Mario Maker 2 will replicate that experience! Players can either play with four friends, or join with four people online in stages that are selected at random. There are options to play either competitively or cooperatively.

Naturally, there will be lots of different options for players to purchase the title in stores, but Nintendo revealed a pair of digital options that should also prove enticing. Players can purchase a bundle that includes Super Mario Maker 2 and a year of Nintendo Switch Online for $69.99. Players that already have a subscription will be able to stack the year. Switch Online players can also buy a pair of game vouchers for $99.99. With the credits, players can purchase two eligible Switch games including Super Mario Maker 2 and titles such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, for a potential savings of $19.99.

With so much new content, Super Mario Maker 2 is definitely shaping up to be a worthy sequel to the Wii U classic. The title will be available June 28. Can’t wait to see more? The title will have its own invitational June 8, alongside the invitationals for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2! As always, stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information on the title as it develops.

Source: Nintendo Direct

2 Responses to “Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Recap”

  • 745 points
    OG75 says...

    I wonder if Nintendo is officially done with Amiibo (besides finishing off Smash and other previously announced figures like Shovel Knight’s 3-pack)? Are there others I’m forgetting?

    With all the new content in this game, I’m definitely not complaining. However Amiibo support in Mario Maker for Wii U was phenomenal! The sprite work and sounds were a hoot.

    T’was hoping for a Mario Amiibo in his builder gear. I guess I should be happy Jakks Pacific had that covered with their 4-inch line (plus the giant one I got from Japan by Taito(?)

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