Nintendo Will Add Friend Matching To Mario Maker 2 Online Play

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Last month we reported that Super Mario Maker 2 would not allow players to matchmake with friends for online play. The news did not go over well. Now it’s going to reverse course with an update.

Speaking during today’s Treehouse Live presentation at E3 2019, the game’s producer Takashi Tezuka said that its developers now plan to add “matching with friends” in a future update to the game that the team is currently working on. Super Mario Maker 2 launches on June 28.

Nintendo confirmed the news on Twitter following the Treehouse Live segment. Kotaku has reached out to Nintendo for more information and will update the story when it responds.

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Wow... Nintendo actually listens to their fans?

Who knew?

I mean really, this should have been a feature since day 1, and part of me feels like it was... but still... Nice to see good news coming from a paragraph that features the words “Nintendo” and “Online” in the same sentence.