New Super Mario Maker 2 Details Revealed in Latest Nintendo Direct Presentation

Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational Tournament Coming to Los Angeles
the Weekend Before E3

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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!


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
    which include:

    • 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.
  • 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
    nighttime…
  • 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
      Goal Pole!
    • 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
      it.
    • Piranha Creeper – The Piranha Creeper follows the path that
      the player draws, extending its dangerous spiky stem around the
      course.
    • 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!
  • 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
    Leaderboards!
  • 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,
      everyone wins!
    • 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.
  • 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.
nintendo.com/switch-online

**Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode (sold
separately).

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interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
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system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740
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Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii
and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
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