Watch the SUPER MARIO MAKER 2 Nintendo Direct Now
Nintendo just finished their Nintendo Direct for Super Mario Maker 2 and it had a lot more information than I was expecting. The game seems to have all the same things that fans loved about the first Super Mario Maker, but then they added features to make it even better. Some of these new features include the ability to create courses using a Super Mario 3D style, new parts, and even a story mode.
That’s right, Super Mario Maker 2 will have a story mode, but don’t expect anything deep. The story mode will feature Mario helping to rebuild Princess Peach’s castle. Mario then goes through several courses built by Nintendo in an effort for Nintendo to help give players ideas for their courses.
Also, it should be noted that the Super Mario 3D style does not translate to the other available styles. This is because there are even more tools including the cat suit, clear pipe, koopa troopa car, track block, piranha creeper, and more available only in this style.
Courses can now be built with new themes as well including Desert, Snow, Forest, and Sky. These themes give us new music from Koji Kondo, and different visuals. In addition, if you use the new Moon part, it not only unlocks new night versions of each theme, but it adds new challenges to each theme.
Fans will also be able to play some courses online with friends either cooperatively or competitively. This will require a Nintendo Online subscription though. Unfortunately, that requirement of a Nintendo Online subscription extends to all the aspects of the online portion of this game including sharing your own courses with the world or trying other people’s courses.
All in all, if you enjoyed the first Super Mario Maker and have a Nintendo Switch, it looks like Nintendo is making it worth your while to get the sequel. Check out the full Nintendo Direct below with the action starting around 29:30. Super Mario Maker 2 will launch on the Nintendo Switch on June 28.