Super Mario Maker 2 Has A Story Mode And Much More

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The sequel to Super Mario Maker will have a story mode, unlike its predecessor, Nintendo said today in a Nintendo Direct dedicated to the game. In said story mode, you’ll get to rebuild Princess Peach’s destroyed castle by playing through courses to earn coins for the reconstruction effort. Plus: lots, lots more.

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Over the course of a 15-minute video for Super Mario Maker 2, which is out June 28 for Switch, Nintendo detailed a ton of new features that will be added to the Mario level builder, including clear conditions (“win by collecting 50 coins!”) and cooperative building with a second player. Also: Slopes, on-off switches, seesaws, angry suns, and even mechanics that have never been in a Mario game before, like swinging claws and a dry bones shell that lets you glide in lava and hide as a pile of bones. (And: a CAR.) You can add auto-scroll to your levels, swap themes, insert moving water or lava, and much, much more.

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Also, Nintendo today announced the Super Mario 3D World mode, which is two-dimensional but allows for features that the other games’ levels won’t support, like teleporting glass pipes and cat suits. There’s also a night mode and four-player multiplayer that you can play both competitively and cooperatively.

Watch the whole video here (starting at 29:30):

DISCUSSION

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It looks like from the menu system that Nintendo is leaving open the possibility of more game modes in the future, either at release or as DLC. Here’s hoping for an SMB2 theme!