Watch the May 15 Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct here

The latest Nintendo Direct live stream event is slated for May 15, and it will give players a fresh look at Super Mario Maker 2.

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Nintendo Direct is Big N's new streaming news platform, offering fresh details at regular intervals. The latest show is slated for today, May 15, and there's one very big game that will be shown off: Super Mario Maker 2. Catching all the highlights live is a breeze, and fans can watch the May 15, 2019 Nintendo Direct live stream using the embed below.


Nintendo Direct Super Mario Maker 2 live stream

The latest May 15, 2019 Nintendo Direct live streaming event is once again being hosted over on the official Nintendo YouTube channel. Given the wonders of the internet, however, we can save users a few clicks. Gamers can check the latest news and get a more in-depth look at Super Mario Maker 2 in the video embed below.

It should go without saying that Super Mario Maker 2 is one of the most frequently requested games among Nintendo Switch owners. The Wii U original was a fantastic way for players to get their platforming kicks as well as create and share interesting (and often brutally challenging) custom levels.

Given that for all intents and purposes, the Switch is basically an upgraded Wii U, many fans were hoping that Nintendo would port the game over to its newer hardware. Turns out the developers had a better idea: Just make another one. Building on the format from the previous release is a bit of a no-brainer, but we do expect that Nintendo will have made a few tweaks and changes to better suit the title to the Switch hardware.


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    May 15, 2019 12:55 PM

    Kevin Tucker posted a new article, Watch the May 15 Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct here

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      May 15, 2019 2:53 PM

      This should be starting in about 5 minutes! Can't wait to play this game!

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      May 15, 2019 3:02 PM

      New stuff now!

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        May 15, 2019 3:03 PM

        Multi-speed snake blocks

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        May 15, 2019 3:18 PM

        Swing claw? Looks like stuff out of Donkey Kong :)

        Flood courses with water/lava at different speeds and heights!

        Auto-scroll can change speeds as well as distances.

        Homing Bonzai bil!

        Drybones shell power up! Lava proof!

        Additional sound/video effects, including grey scale stuff!

        Additional clear conditions! Get XX coins, defeat enemies, clear with power up, etc!

        MULTI-FUCKING COLOR YOSHIS!

        Boom-boom is officially here!

        Story mode?
        - Rebuild Princess Peaches castle
        - Clear courses to earn coins to fund the building
        - 100+ Nintendo crafted courses!

        New Course themes include:
        - Desert area
        - Snow area
        - Forest area
        - Sky area (no ground)
        - New music!

        Change to night-time for awesome effects!
        - Ghost house, low vision
        - Sky, low gravity
        - Snow, low friction
        - Forest, poison stuff
        - Additional stuff I couldn't write down fast enough and unannounced!

        3D World
        - Has destructible crates that will float on lava/water
        - Blinking blocks on a timer!
        - skip squeeks!
        - Fucking Mario carts!
        - Charvaargh!
        - Pom Pom!
        - Cat Bowser!
        - Probably other stuff I missed, going to have to rewatch.

        Better search options and comment options like Miiverse!

        Maker points return :/
        - Added Mii customization for your "creator avatar"

        Leader boards

        PLAY TOGETHER!
        - NSMB like multiplayer!
        - Vs Mode race to the finish!
        - Coop mode requires cooperation, looks like vs without the same "winner condition"

        Categories for different level types (auto-scroll, vs mode in mind, etc.)

        Nothing so far about shared level creation yet...

        Online bundle available (Nintendo Online) for $70, $10 off.
        Switch "game voucher", $100 gets two games through the eShop for full price game discounts, effectively turning them into $50 games. They do expire though.

        Invitational coming up but I missed the date.

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          May 15, 2019 3:23 PM

          Additional stuff,

          Night "evil sun" becomes a enemy destroying moon.
          Underground "night theme" has reverse gravity.
          Night version life mushroom is a death shroom
          Night version "ground" theme makes some enemies float as if there was no gravity.
          Night version desert has a sandstorm effecting traversal

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          May 15, 2019 3:32 PM

          Also forgot to mention vertical levels (with scrolling if desired) although it appears vertical specific levels will need to be after a door/pipe.

          Also, 3D World has access to warp blocks, they function much like pipes although they can be one way and drop you in the middle of a room or whatever.

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        May 15, 2019 3:26 PM

        Invitational 2019 is on June 8th (I think that's their e3 day).

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      May 15, 2019 3:11 PM

      Holy shit, this looks fucking amazing! Super excited for this. New music from Koji Kondo!

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      May 15, 2019 3:18 PM

      wooo tags. the multiplayer looks cool too

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      May 15, 2019 3:18 PM

      Vs mode looks awesome!

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      May 15, 2019 3:18 PM

      MP SMM2

      So many friendships will be lost.

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      May 15, 2019 3:20 PM

      Multiplayer looks actually pretty awesome.

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        May 15, 2019 3:30 PM

        It's the same that's been around since NSMB:Wii, it will ruin some people but yeah, it can be fun. I like the idea of VS mode here though, not having to worry about people being left behind will be great!

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      May 15, 2019 3:21 PM

      $100 for 2 Nintendo titles for anyone with an existing Switch Online account. Not bad.

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        May 15, 2019 3:32 PM

        Can you use the voucher to purchase a game as a gift for someone else?

        I am guessing not, since that would allow for reselling of vouchers

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          May 15, 2019 3:32 PM

          Didn't say but I'd assume your assumption is correct.

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          May 15, 2019 3:34 PM

          Don't see a page yet to confirm but yeah, I'm sure it will be games to redeem on your account only.

          I would have thought that give the SMM2 co-op and mp options that deal for a giftable copy of SMM2 would make sense too.

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        May 15, 2019 3:37 PM

        Yeah that’s a good deal!

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        May 15, 2019 3:51 PM

        Here's the details page
        https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/special-offers/

        Currently only 26 games qualify BUT you don't have to use the voucher immediately, just within the year.

        So if you buy SMM2 now and wait for ....say.... Pokemon or Animal Crossing ...(presuming they will be part of this deal...)

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          May 15, 2019 4:02 PM

          The fact that they expire is a huge deal breaker. I would rather them limit the amount of times you can purchase a voucher per year.

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        May 15, 2019 4:19 PM

        I might do it to get Mario Maker and then save the other one for Fire Emblem.

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      May 15, 2019 3:40 PM

      This is gonna be awesome.

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      May 15, 2019 3:45 PM

      Looks fucken incredible. Wow.
      But still no way to string multiple levels together? That's one thing the first game really needed.

      I don't quite get the appeal of the 3D World Maker when there's no 3D movement

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        May 15, 2019 3:50 PM

        Adding 3D movement would be like going from editing Doom levels to editing Quake levels, it would be a lot of complexity that I don’t think would fit in an intuitive interface.

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          May 15, 2019 3:54 PM

          I get that, I just don't see the appeal of restricting all the 3D World stuff to a 2D plane like that.

          It feels kind of unnecessary.. if they were going to do a completely separate mode where a lot of the stuff doesn't carry over, they should have done a SMB2 USA creator

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            May 15, 2019 4:03 PM

            The 3D stuff in SMM2 should be read as 2.5D for all purposes. It makes watching the background layers a bit more important than in 2D mario games since obstacles can be along the z-axis (in-out of the screen).

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              May 15, 2019 4:09 PM

              It's still extremely limited by comparison. Climbing the walls in the cat suit for example is really no different than the fences in the actual SMW. Actually, there's probably more "depth" to SMW there since you can flip around to the other side. The obstacles sure, but it still doesn't seem interesting enough to devote a whole mode to.

              Super Mario Bros. 2 would round out the whole 2D Mario Maker package a lot better imo. I loved that game.

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      May 15, 2019 4:12 PM

      Is there local MP?

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        May 15, 2019 4:32 PM

        Yeah, a few forms. You can co-op build with a couple joycon and there's a full multiplayer local wifi mode if you have multiple switches.

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          May 15, 2019 5:57 PM

          Why no local coop for level play :( my kids would love that

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            May 15, 2019 7:13 PM

            I'm not sure there's not, just going by the things they highlighted.

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      May 15, 2019 4:19 PM

      Uh guys....

      Why does this game suddenly look fucking awesome?

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      May 15, 2019 4:24 PM

      Finally got a chance to sneak a look, what don’t they have? This is basically everything you’d want in a course creator, yeah?

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        May 15, 2019 4:36 PM

        SMB2 FEATURES DAMNIT

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          May 15, 2019 4:38 PM

          It'd need to be it's own mode like 3D World. The mechanics are just different enough, and there's virtually no commonality in the enemies or blocks.

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            May 15, 2019 4:39 PM

            and that mode is missing :)

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        May 15, 2019 4:47 PM

        The creator itself looks great, lots of additions and improvements but the sharing stuff seems mostly the same?

        And I feel like everyone was wanting or expecting a basic overworld feature or ability to daisy chain a bunch of levels together to share 'worlds', but it looks like a single level only share system again.

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          May 15, 2019 4:52 PM

          Overworld would be cool, yeah

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            May 15, 2019 7:13 PM

            This. I wanna build a full 'game'.

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              May 15, 2019 8:22 PM

              That is why it's not in there. Letting people build full games could de-valuate future products, and sales of classic games.

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                May 16, 2019 4:54 AM

                That being said, you can get pretty close with numbering and stuff.

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                May 16, 2019 5:14 AM

                No it couldn't, that's crazy talk.

                The number of people who would say "Well I can play these cool Mario levels in Mario Maker 2, might as well skip the new Mario game" is so small as to not be worth thinking about. You gotta remember that most game sales come from people who would never even realize that's a thing.

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                May 16, 2019 5:18 AM

                Or

                Adding a feature like that would increase the scope of this already full, feature-rich game.

                It's a big ask.

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          May 15, 2019 5:36 PM

          That's the one thing I'm surprised they didn't do, they went nuts on all the level features but they neglected the most obvious omission.

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            May 15, 2019 7:09 PM

            They did add stuff to SMM after release (checkpoints being a big one). It's possible we'll see that or maybe they're waiting to e3 for that reveal?

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      May 15, 2019 4:55 PM

      can the auto scroller levels be filtered out?

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        May 15, 2019 7:11 PM

        There are several different categories you can look at and auto-scrollers are one of them, so just avoid that category?

    • Zek
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      May 15, 2019 5:00 PM

      Man that looks incredible, they really didn't hold anything back. I'm still hoping that some day they'll get into 3D levels though. The editor would need to be pretty sophisticated but I think it could be done.

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      May 15, 2019 5:09 PM

      That looks really awesome. Can't wait to play some awesome courses. I doubt I'll build many at all though, in MM1 I did a few but was never good at it. I am not really good at user creation tools in any games.

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      May 15, 2019 5:45 PM

      3d world stuff looks great but i suspect will be less balanced and more "niche" i.e., lots of fun but not as refined for pure skill-based courses.

      the amount of shit they added is crazy! and co-op looks great! co-op level making!

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        May 16, 2019 7:15 AM

        I've got an idea for a series of levels where W1 is 3D World, W2 is NSMB, W3 is SMW, etc all the way down. It inherently gets harder as your power up and mobility options shrink.