Super Mario Maker was an instant hit when it dropped on the Wii U back in 2015 (many moons ago.) But can Super Mario Maker 2 repeat that success? We think so.
Ever since the first games release, and amplified after the release of the Switch, fans have been begging for a sequel, and luckily for us all, Nintendo has been listening.
After being announced in February of this year, we got our first in-depth look at the new features coming to Super Mario Maker 2 as part of a 15-minute Nintendo Direct that aired yesterday.
The main takeaway was that the game is set to receive a fully-fledged story mode, where Mario helps to rebuild Peach’s castle with help from Toad and the gang. The legendary Koji Kondo will also be composing some new music for the game.
As well as a story, the sequel is bringing with it a Super Mario 3D World level builder, so now you can plant catsuits and glass tubes in your levels to give them a modern sheen, homaging the 2013 Wii U platformer.
New course themes are also being added to the game, as well as sinister sound effects and fresh items like a Swinging Crane that can build momentum and pick up Mario and his enemies.
The most fascinating new feature revealed in Super Mario Maker 2, was the co-op system. Basically, players will be able to build together on the same Nintendo Switch. This is perfect for families and couch co-op with friends, especially if you’re both creative.
As well as co-op, multiplayer will also be a part of Super Mario Maker 2. Up to four players can dive into online levels together.
To be honest, it’s a lot to take in, so if you’re still intrigued you should definitely watch the Nintendo Direct in full above. It should keep you sated as we wait for the game’s official release on June 28th, this year.