A huge update is coming to Super Mario Maker 2 this week, and the update includes some interesting items for use in creating new and exciting levels. And we all thought Nintendo wasn’t supporting this game any longer.
As it turns out, they were working on a new update that is set to go live Thursday, December 5. It is a free update that includes a wealth of new Mario items but more importantly, Zelda items.
The Master Sword allows Mario to turn into Link in an 8-bit style. As Link, you’ll be able to slash at enemies with your sword as well as shoot arrows and throwing bombs. This allows for a whole new way to design levels, for example, Link can use an arrow to shoot far off switches that Mario would normally not be able to hit. Also, the down thrust allows you to defeat guarded enemies and bombs open walls otherwise hidden away.
Other parts coming to Super Mario Maker 2:
• Dash Block: Available in the Super Mario 3D World style, the Dash Block course part gives Mario a major speed burst when stepped on.
• Frozen Coin: These coins are surrounded by a block of ice and can only be released if melted by fireballs or other fire elements, including a certain angry sun.
• P Block: When a P Switch is hit in the course, invisible P Blocks temporarily turn into hard platforms, or vice-versa.
• Spike: This classic enemy coughs up massive spike balls and launches them at Mario. If used in the snow environment, Spike will toss snowballs instead!
• Pokey: The iconic stacked cactus from multiple Super Mario games joins Super Mario Maker 2 for the first time. Players can even edit the height of each Pokey.
Lastly, Ninji Speedruns allows players to take on timed challenges in courses created by Nintendo for this mode. Other players’ Ninji Ghosts will be able to be seen alongside your attempts allowing for some fun rivalry. Each ghost is based on similar performance data, and the more you tackle these challenges, the better you’ll get. According to Nintendo, each Ninja update lasts roughly one week, with new courses distributed “periodically.”