Mario Maker was one of the more welcome surprise announcements of last year’s E3. The game unfortunately has yet to be released in all regions but thankfully some new details on the game as well as new footage have started appearing online recently.
Some new Mario Maker gameplay footage has been shown earlier today during the NicoNico Chokaigi 2015 Game Center CX SP event. Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto himself appeared on stage to play through an incredibly difficult stage that’s been created with the game. You can check out the new gameplay footage by going at the end of this post.
Mario Maker is definitely going to be among this year’s biggest Wii U titles. The game was originally created as a tool that was to be used only within the company but the team soon realized its potential and pitched the idea to Takashi Tezuka, who was already thinking about developing a sequel to Mario Paint which would use the Wii U GamePad. It was only natural then to combine the two ideas and bring Mario Maker to life.
Mario Maker will allow players to create their own Super Mario Bros. stages by adding platforms, enemies, unique gimmicks and more. Players will also be able to choose which graphical style between the Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros U styles they want to use in their stages. The chosen style will also influence some of the features of the stage so to remain consistent with the gameplay elements of the chosen game.
A game like Mario Maker wouldn’t be that much fun if players wouldn’t be able to share their creations with other players. Luckily, Nintendo already confirmed that players will be able to share stages and even worlds online, something that will definitely make the game incredibly popular.
Mario Maker will be released this September in all regions exclusively on Wii U.