Out of the blue, Nintendo UK has dropped a new trailer for Super Mario Maker 2’s next update, and it’s a big one! Not only are classic enemies like Pokey and Spike being added to the game, but there’s a whole new power-up for the Super Mario Bros. theme – the Master Sword!

This familiar weapon will transform Mario into Link, and give you access to his sword, bow, and bombs, plus a variety of other moves.

Pokey and Spike come with their usual array of attacks, with the former changing into a snow form and the latter throwing snow balls instead of spike balls on snowy courses.

Also included in the update are Frozen Coins and P Blocks for all course types, plus Dash Blocks for Super Mario 3D World courses.

Lastly, a new mode called “Ninji Speedruns” is being added, in which players compete to secure the fastest time on a variety of Nintendo-made courses; hundreds of Ninjis will appear on courses, acting as “ghosts” of other players.

Clearing courses will reward players with stamps and Mii costume pieces; top players will also have a trio of gold stars that circle their Mii for a limited time.


You’ll be able to download Super Mario Maker 2’s second major update starting December 5th, 2019.


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Written by Tom Brown

Always excited to see something a little bit different, Tom is ready to report on games of all shapes and sizes, whether they be wonderful or weird (or, better yet, both.) Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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