During the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct video presentation,
Nintendo shared new details about the Super
Mario Maker 2 game, launching exclusively for the Nintendo
Switch system on June 28. The deep dive into the game revealed some
of what’s new in Super Mario Maker 2, including new course parts
and tools; a new single-player story mode with more than 100
Nintendo-created courses; new course themes; details about online course
sharing*; options to create and play together with others**; and
information about a special offer for Nintendo
Switch Online members. The presentation also covered the upcoming
Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019 tournament, streaming live online
the weekend before E3 from Los Angeles. The Nintendo Direct was stuffed
with more fun goodies than a ? block!
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During the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct video presentation, Nintendo shared new details about the Super Mario Maker 2 game, launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on June 28. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“Super Mario Maker 2 puts the power of creating unique Super
Mario courses into the hands of the player,” said Nick Chavez,
Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
“Video game fans of all ages have more tools than ever to help them
stretch their imaginations as they make, play and share the Super
Mario courses of their dreams.”
To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.
Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:
What’s New?: There are a ton of new course parts, tools and
features for creators to use in Super Mario Maker 2, some of
Slopes – Create angled surfaces by just picking a direction
and setting the length. Gentler slopes are an additional option.
Angry Sun – Remember the angry sun that attacked Mario in
the Super Mario Bros. 3 game? It’s back and ready to put
the pressure on players in this new game.
ON/OFF Switch – Hit an ON/OFF Switch, and all the red and
blue blocks in the course will swap! Setting them up wisely will
help players create tricky puzzles and obstacles.
Water Level – The water level in Super Mario Maker 2
can be adjusted in the Forest theme, so only half the course can
be underwater if that’s what the player wants. Water can even be
set to rise and fall at different speeds over time.
Banzai Bill – The red variations of these classic Super
Mario enemies have a homing function, and chase poor Mario
wherever he goes.
Co-op Making: Pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend to
create a course together, side by side.
To Be Continued…: There are more secrets in Super Mario
Maker 2. Players will have a blast experimenting with all the
tools and features they can use to create.
- Slopes – Create angled surfaces by just picking a direction
Story Mode: In the single-player Story Mode, which can be
played entirely offline, Mario sets out to help rebuild Princess
Peach’s castle. To fund this reconstruction project, he needs to
collect Coins, which he can earn by accepting jobs from the bulletin
board and completing the associated courses. Story Mode is a great way
for makers to get inspired, with more than 100 original
Nintendo-crafted courses to play.
New Course Themes: In addition to all the course themes from
the original game, players will be able to create and play courses
using the Desert, Snow, Forest and Sky themes. These themes feature
new music by veteran Super Mario series composer Koji Kondo.
The new Moon course part can be used to unlock night versions of
themes. Depending on the theme used, wild things will happen at night,
including floating Goombas, dimmed lighting in the Ghost House and
sandstorms in the Desert. Some items might even transform in the
Super Mario 3D World: Players can choose to create their
courses in the style of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.
3, Super Mario World, New Super Mario Bros. U games
and a new one based on Super Mario 3D World. Some new features
unique to this style include:
Cat Mario – Cat Mario can climb walls, scratch, slide and
pounce on enemies. Players can even use Cat Mario to climb up the
Clear Pipe – Clear Pipes can be placed in any shape the
player wants, but they have to be careful, as enemies can also
slide through them.
Koopa Troopa Car – Hop in this sweet ride and zoom through
the course. Players just have to make sure not to crash!
Track Block – The Track Block will follow any path the
player draws. The blue one starts moving when the player steps on
Piranha Creeper – The Piranha Creeper follows the path that
the player draws, extending its dangerous spiky stem around the
Who’s Who in Super Mario 3D World?: A cast of other
familiar faces will also make appearances in Super Mario Maker 2,
so players are in for a treat!
- Cat Mario – Cat Mario can climb walls, scratch, slide and
Course World: An online hub where players can play and share
courses, as well as play together, Course World is available for
players around the world who have a membership to Nintendo Switch
Online. Players can browse by Popular Courses, New Courses or even
search for specific tags like “puzzle-solving” or “autoscroll” using a
set of filters. Once a course is downloaded, it can be played anytime
– including offline! Players can also personalize their Mii
character’s appearance using items like shirts and hats that unlock
after completing various objectives. In Endless Challenge, players
will try to complete as many Course World courses as possible on the
difficulty of their choice before getting a game over. Earning
impressive scores in this mode might even get the player on the
Play Together: In Course World, players can play courses with
people all over the world. When playing with four players, players
play as Mario, Luigi, Toad or Toadette.
Multiplayer Versus – Four players face off in a
side-scrolling showdown in this online multiplayer mode. Each
player will be assigned a different character, then race each
other in a randomly selected course. The player who clears the
course first wins and increases their Versus Rating.
Multiplayer Co-op – In this online mode, up to four players
must work together to beat the course. If one player finishes it,
Nearby Play – If up to four players each own a Nintendo
Switch system and the Super Mario Maker 2 game, one can set
up a virtual room that the others in the same location can join to
play together on their own systems. Only the player setting up the
room needs an internet connection.
- Multiplayer Versus – Four players face off in a
Super Mario Maker 2 + Nintendo Switch Online Bundle:
Launching in stores and digitally in Nintendo eShop on June 28 in
addition to the stand-alone game, this bundle includes the Super
Mario Maker 2 game and a 12-month Individual Membership to
Nintendo Switch Online at a suggested retail price of $69.99, a $9.99
savings off of the suggested retail price when purchasing each
separately. Remember: A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required
to use the game’s online features.
Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers – For $99.99, fans with a paid
Nintendo Switch Online membership can purchase a set of two Nintendo
Switch Game Vouchers from Nintendo eShop. For a limited time, players
can redeem these vouchers for two eligible digital games in Nintendo
eShop. For example, players can pre-purchase Super Mario Maker 2
and also grab another fun game like Super
Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super
Mario Odyssey, Yoshi’s
Crafted World or The
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. By redeeming these
vouchers, users are saving up to $19.99 on the combined suggested
retail price of two games. Vouchers are redeemable for one year from
the date of purchase and don’t have to be used at the same time. For
more information about this limited-time special offer, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/special-offers/.
Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019 – On June 8, four members
of the Super Mario Maker community will compete in a variety of
wild and unpredictable Super Mario Maker 2 courses designed by
Nintendo’s Treehouse team. The event will open up the festivities at
The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, starting at 11 a.m. PT,
and will be followed by the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 and the
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 3v3 2019. For more
information about the event, including ticketing information, visit https://e3.nintendo.com/.
For more information about Super Mario Maker 2, visit http://supermariomaker.nintendo.com/.
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental
controls that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.
*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo
Account required for online play. Not available in all countries.
Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.
**Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode (sold
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