Multiplayer, Story, Super Mario 3D World, and so much more.
Super Mario Maker 2 is the sequel to 2015’s Super Mario Maker for the Wii U and features a ton of new tools that will help creators from around the world create even more incredible Mario levels.
We’ve gathered everything revealed in the 15-minute Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct and broke down all these new additions like multiplayer, Story Mode, and the Super Mario 3D World style.
Enjoy this look as we wait for Super Mario Maker 2 to be released on the Nintendo Switch on June 28, 2019.
New Creator Tools
Create steep or gentle slopes to change up a level.
Angry Sun will follow and attack Mario.
Create Snake Blocks and choose their trajectory. Blue Snake Blocks go extra fast!
Use the ON/Off Switch to swap red and blue blocks from being active, change tracks, change conveyor belt directions, and more.
Seesaws tilt left to right depending on Mario’s position.
Swinging Claws will grab Mario and players can build momentum to jump far distances. Creators can even create a crane game.
Creators can now set the water level and decide whether or not it changes heights throughout the level.
Same as Water Level, but now with Lava!
Decide when a scroll starts, decide its trajectory, set the speed at each point, and more.
Players can now create vertical scrolling sub-areas.
Hide an area from view and stop scrolling to keep secret areas secret.
Banzai Bills can be told which directions to go, and red Banzai Bills have a homing function.
Dry Bones Shell
Jump into a Dry Bones shell to become immune to lava. Mario can even play dead and become invincible for a second as he becomes a pile of Dry Bones’ bones.
Big Coins allow creators to tempt players with 10, 30, and 50 coin Big Coins.
New Sound Effects!
Super Mario Maker 2 includes new sounds that can be placed on enemies and around levels.
Bring a friend along and create levels together!
Creators can set certain clear conditions like collecting 50 coins, defeating all the Dry Bones, reaching the goal as Super Mario, and more that must be completed before finishing a level.
Create twisters that will shoot anything in its path up in a gust of wind.
Place Icicles that will fall as players run under them.
Diagonal Conveyor Belt
As the title suggests, creators can now place Diagonal Conveyor Belts around their levels.
Red Yoshi will help players as he/she breathes fire.
Parachutes will slow down the fall of anything attached to them from above.
Boom Boom will chase players as long as it can while swinging wildly its arms and legs.
Play Through Over 100 Levels While Rebuilding Princess Peach’s Castle
Play through over 100 courses created by Nintendo and complete tasks from characters to earn coins to help in your rebuilding efforts.
The Moon and Night Levels
Hit the Moon to Destroy All Enemies on Screen
Goombas will float!
The level will be flipped upside-down!
Ghost House (Night)
The lights will dim and only a small circle around Mario will be visible.
Gravity is greatly reduced on these night levels.
Desert (Night) levels will have sandstorm that is raging.
Snow (Night) levels will feature extra slippery ice.
Forest (Night) levels replace water with poisonous water.
Night levels turn innocent mushrooms into evil creatures.
Super Mario 3D World Style
The Super Mario 3D World style features items and enemies that are only available in this new style.
Become Cat Mario from Wii U’s Super Mario 3D World and climb walls, scratch enemies, slide, pounce, and even climb up the Goal Pole.
Place clear pipes in any shape and direction, although be careful as enemies can use them as well.
Crates float on water and lava and can be used to make paths over otherwise uncross-able areas.
Use the warp box to transfer players to new and unexpected areas.
Spike Blocks feature spikes that go in and out on a set schedule but can also be controlled by the ON/OFF Switch.
The ! Block extends when hit and ground pounds expands it faster.
Blinking Blocks are red and blue blocks that alternate between being solid and not.
The Track Block will follow a pre-set path. The blue Track Block won’t move until a player steps on it.
Mushroom trampolines are bouncy surfaces that can be places around a level.
Piranha Creepers are Piranha Plants that you can set on a specific path of destruction.
Skipsqueaks mimic Mario’s jumps.
Koopa Troopa Car
Drive a fancy car through levels.
Charvaargh, the Lord of Lava, will try to gobble up Mario.
Pom Pom the ninja throws shurikens and can create doppelgangers of herself.
Super Mario 3D World Banzai Bill
The Super Mario 3D World Banzai Bill can fly toward the screen and destroy anything in its path.
Super Mario 3D World Enemies
The Super Mario 3D Style will also feature enemies from the Wii U title like Meowser.
Nintendo Switch Online Features
Play Courses, check out Leaderboards, play with friends in Network Play, try your hand at the Endless Challenge. and check out your Maker Profile.
Discover the constantly updating list of player created levels, filter and search for courses you wish to play, search by tags like “Puzzle-Solving,” download courses for offline use, and more.
Leave comments on courses at specific points or after you finish a level.
Earn points by other players liking your courses and customize your look by unlocking shirts and hats by completing various challenges.
Clear as many courses as possible before getting a game over and climb the leaderboards.
Network play allows up to four players to compete or play together in Super Mario Maker 2.
Multiplayer Versus pits four players against each other to race to the finish and finish first on random courses. Players will also have a Versus Rank that will rise and fall depending on player’s Win/Loss Ratio.
Multiplayer Co-Op has all players working together and when one player reaches the finish, all players finish and win.
Nearby Play allows four players with Nintendo Switches and Super Mario Maker 2 to play together locally. Only one player need a consistent internet connection for this function to work. There is no rating in this mode, but there will be standings where you can see how you are playing compared to your friends.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can’t wait to never stop playing Super Mario Maker 2 with his brother Jordan. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.