‘Super Mario Maker 2’ Confirms Summertime Release Date With Cute Trailer
One of the best games on the Wii U, 2015's Super Mario Maker was a pure joy of a playground, a build-your-own-adventures kit with which to stitch together all manner of original Mario-style courses. It's one of several first-party titles for Nintendo's underperforming console of back when, their lead system before the release of the Switch, that really deserves another chance to shine on more popular hardware.
And, come 28 June, it will do, as that's when Super Mario Maker 2 is released for Nintendo Switch. Check out the super-cute trailer that Nintendo (UK) has put out, announcing the official launch date of the game in question.
It informs, it entertains. And it shows just some of what you can do, with Mario Maker and its imminent sequel. The Switch-exclusive game is available in a variety of packages, including a limited-edition version that will come with a 12-month Switch Online subscription - essential for sharing the levels you've created with friends and strangers alike over this here internet thingamajig.
A special Super Mario Maker 2 stylus will be available, too, with all pre-orders - essential for players not keen on smearing their greasy fingertips all over their Switch screen. Look at it. You need it. *I* need it. Yesterday.
And how about that release date, eh? Late June you say, Nintendo? The same late June when you are, supposedly, launching an all-new model of the Switch? Do I smell a BUNDLE here, Nintendo? This summer's revised model is, apparently, a cheaper take on the hardware that's available now (might it ditch the dock for a fully handheld approach?); and then, later in 2019, we're expecting to see a more powerful version of the Switch, albeit representing a modest upgrade from the current model, rather than a radical leap.
And yeah, yeah, I see your denial, Nintendo. Saying there's no new console to reveal at E3, all of that patter. But no smoke without fire, right? And with sales of the Switch propelling Nintendo to its best financial results since 2009, that iron seems perfectly hot for hardware that opens the Switch platform up to an even wider audience.
A new Switch, then: entirely TBC, with Nintendo ready to say something when they're ready to say something. But a new Mario Maker? Oh yes, you goomba-loving animal, you; plug that directly into my pleasure sensors and close the damn door behind you, before I spaff a boo or two directly into your Magikoopa mug. Fancy some on Super Mario Maker 2, too? With its spangly slippery slopes and (no doubt) raft of other fresh features? Let us know - we're on Facebook and Twitter.
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