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New Nintendo Direct reveals Super Mario Maker 2 features

Yesterday morning, Nintendo took to Twitter to announce that they’d release a new Nintendo Direct on May 15, 2019 at 3 PM PT, 6 PM ET, 11 PM BST, 8 AM AET (May 16). There was no early embeddable video beforehand, I had to wait 5 minutes or more to get the actual video or livestream.

That livestream happened, and it was a short livestream. I was not expecting a long one, but I digress. In the livestream, Nintendo announced a few new features for Super Mario Maker 2, which looks to improve on the original Super Mario Maker – which originally released on the ill-fated Wii U console.

Super Mario Maker was essentially a Map Editor for most of the Mario games. Notable games used in the level editor were NES’ Super Mario Bros. which originally released in 1985, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U. Super Mario Maker 2 improves upon the formula, while adding new features. An adapted port was made for Nintendo 3DS, called simply “Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS.”

Super Mario Maker will have a Story Mode with 100 levels made by Nintendo themselves. You can Co-Op with players offline or online. Nintendo Switch allows for different options when it comes to couch Co-Op. You can play the game in docked mode, and Co-Op with your friends, buddies, acquaintances, family, whatever. Or you can play locally with other nearby Nintendo Switch consoles. Or you can play online with others. Up to you.

Super Mario Maker 2 arrives to retailers for Nintendo Switch on June 28, 2019. To learn more about Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has a website for it.