Nintendo revealed new details about Super Mario Maker 2 during their presentation today.
In the presentation, it was revealed that Super Mario Maker 2 will have a new single-player story mode, over 100 Nintendo-created courses, as well as a bunch of new course parts, themes, and tools.
“Super Mario Maker 2 puts the power of creating unique Super Mario courses into the hands of the player,” Nick Chavez, the senior vice president of aales and marketing at Nintendo of America, said.
Chavez added how fans of all ages could stretch their imaginations with the new tools, as well as “…make, play and share the Super Mario courses of their dreams.”
In terms of the story mode, it will be single-player and can be played offline. Mario’s mission would be to rebuild Peach’s ruined castle. In order to do so, Mario must collect Coins, which could be earned by doing jobs and completing courses.
These courses will also have new themes and feature new music created by composer Koji Kondo. Depending on the theme, different events will occur. For example, with the unlocked night version of the Ghost House theme, there would be dimmed lighting. For the Desert theme, sandstorms will appear.
As for the new course parts, tools, and features, some of them include:
- Angry Sun: This angry attacker, which Mario met in Super Mario Bros. 3, can put more pressure on players.
- Banzai Bill: These classic enemy variations can hone in on Mario and chase him.
- On/Off Switch: These switches can set up for some interesting puzzles, as they swamp red and blue blocks.
- Slopes: The length and direction of these can be chosen, and less steep ones are an option.
- Water Level: This can be tinkered with in the Forest theme and it allows courses to be underwater.
Players would also get to create courses in styles from Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, as well as a new one based off of Super Mario 3D World.
Sharing these courses with other players would be possible as well, thanks to an online hub called Course World. Players who are members of Nintendo Switch Online would be able to access popular and new courses, as well as search for specific tags.
For players who enjoy the multiplayer experience, they would be able to play as Mario, Luigi, Toad, or Toadette in a party of four. The modes include Multiplayer Versus, Multiplayer Co-op, and Nearby Play.
Super Mario Maker 2 is scheduled to launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch players on June 28.
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