Super Mario Maker 2 Sees Link From The Legend of Zelda Join as a Playable Character

Super Mario Maker 2 Sees Link From The Legend of Zelda Join as a Playable Character

The Super Mario Maker 2 game is getting a legendary update. On Dec. 5, a free update to Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch system adds Link from the Legend of Zelda series as a playable character, new course parts and a new gameplay mode. After downloading the Ver. 2.0.0 update, the new Master Sword item will be available to use exclusively in the 8-bit Super Mario Bros. style. When this new course part is picked up, Mario will transform into Link, equipped with a new set of moves like attacking with a sword, shooting arrows and dropping bombs. In the recently launched The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening game for Nintendo Switch, Link encounters familiar characters from the Super Mario games like Piranha Plants and Goombas, but this time Link is joining a Super Mario game in Super Mario Maker 2! Transforming into Link using the Master Sword opens up a whole new world of design possibilities for creators. Using his arrows, […]

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Free Super Mario Maker 2 Update Adds the Ability to Play Directly with Friends in Online Multiplayer Modes

Free Super Mario Maker 2 Update Adds the Ability to Play Directly with Friends in Online Multiplayer Modes

Call your friends! After downloading the free Version 1.1.0 update in the Super Mario Maker 2 game, you’ll now have the ability to play co-op and versus multiplayer with people on your Nintendo Switch friends list. The update is available starting today, and lets you hop online* in Multiplayer Versus or Multiplayer Co-op and play with friends, in addition to the previously available option to play with randomly selected players. While playing with friends, you will also be able to select the difficulty in Course World and choose which courses to play from your list of locally saved courses in Coursebot. In addition to this multiplayer update, the free software update also adds a list of Official Makers in the Leaderboards section. Here, you’ll find new courses made by Official Makers, as well as ones created for collaborations or special events, like the courses played in last summer’s Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational […]

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Quad Goals: Nintendo Brings Nintendo Switch to Colleges this Fall

Quad Goals: Nintendo Brings Nintendo Switch to Colleges this Fall

Visit the Nintendo Switch: Together Tour to Earn a Bachelor’s in Fun-onomics REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 26, 2019 – Countless college students over the last 25 years have memories about Nintendo – from playing Mario Kart with friends in dorm rooms late into the night, to meeting up for some friendly Super Smash Bros. competitions in the rec center. Nintendo and college go hand in hand like Mario and a pair of overalls (which his mom obviously washes for him when he visits home). To introduce the newest generation of college students to the newest generation of Nintendo games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo is enrolling in college campuses this fall with its open-to-everyone Nintendo Switch: Together Tour. Running from Sept. 30 to Nov. 21, the tour is a great way for busy college students to take a break from some of the stresses of college life and let off some […]

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PHOTOS: Nintendo Switch Road Trip & Super Mario Maker 2 Launch Event

PHOTOS: Nintendo Switch Road Trip & Super Mario Maker 2 Launch Event

We have some Nintendo Switch Road Trip & Super Mario Maker 2 Launch Event photos provided by Nintendo. In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, members of the Chicago Children’s Museum kick off the nationwide Nintendo Switch Road Trip at Navy Pier in Chicago on June 27, 2019. The event allowed attendees to play a variety of Nintendo Switch games, including the Super Mario Maker 2 game a day before its June 28 launch. Super Mario Maker 2 gives players the tools to play, create and share side-scrolling Super Mario courses. The tour continues across the country through mid-October. In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Chicagoans Carly A. and her daughter, Ariel, 6, play the Splatoon 2 game for Nintendo Switch at the kickoff event for the nationwide Nintendo Switch Road Trip at Navy Pier in Chicago on June 27, 2019. The event allowed attendees to play a variety of Nintendo Switch games, including […]

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Nintendo Crowns Multiple New Champions in High-Energy Video Game Tournaments

Nintendo Crowns Multiple New Champions in High-Energy Video Game Tournaments

Video game competitors from all around the world came to Los Angeles to battle in Nintendo tournaments and prove they were among the best Nintendo Switch players. Multiple champions were crowned in the Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019, Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 tournaments. The competitions set the stage for a week of fun activity at the E3 2019 video game trade show. Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019 AbdallahSmash026 defeated The Completionist by navigating imaginative courses created by the Nintendo Treehouse staff. The final match came down to the wire, as both players had to figure out how to drop 14 icicles on Bowser’s head to defeat him. Game Producer Takashi Tezuka presented AbdallahSmash026 with his trophy. The courses played during the Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019 will also be made available sometime after the game launches nationwide exclusively for […]

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Nintendo Switch Heads Across the U.S. for an Interactive Road Trip for Kids and Families

Nintendo Switch Heads Across the U.S. for an Interactive Road Trip for Kids and Families

Nintendo Switch Games, Photo Opps and Fun Experiences Coming to Cities All Around the Country REDMOND, Wash., May 30, 2019 – Nintendo plans to bring Nintendo Switch games, memorable photo opportunities and activities for the whole family to cities across the country. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip tour runs June 26 through October and offers visitors a colorful and highly interactive space featuring playable demos of some of the hottest Nintendo Switch games of the summer like Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, among others. The stops throughout the road trip are designed with kids and families in mind, offering them a one-of-a-kind Nintendo-themed experience that they can enjoy together! “The Nintendo Switch Road Trip highlights the portability of Nintendo Switch as we travel the country to bring our games directly to fans,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’re visiting a state fair or […]

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