- latest Loads of Coins event is now live. It allows you to get 1.5 times the usual amount of coins when you win at Toad Rally. If you lose, you get the usual amount of coins, though… Also, no change regarding the amount of Toads you can win! (available until September 13)
This wallpaper, officially named My Nintendo Original Mario Wallpaper (Summer 2019), can now be downloaded for free on Japanese version of My Nintendo. It will be available in five different sizes, and will stay up until the end of the month!
Dengeki has made quite a different estimate regarding the Japanese sales of Super Mario Maker 2. Famitsu previously reported on nearly 200.000 units solid, while Dengeki states that the number is closer to 163.000. The latter outlet also mentions how 55% of the initial allotment was sold. If you compare this to the Wii U (56%) and Nintendo 3DS (50%) versions, the percentages hold up quite favorably.
Certain GameStop stores are allowing customers to purchase Super Mario Maker 2 with a special money-back guarantree. If a player purchases the game on the day of its launch (June 28) and wishes to return it, then GameStop will offer a full refund as long as the game is returned within 48 hours of purchase. (until June 30 at midnight). So for those of you that were unsure as to whether or not you wanted to try out Super Mario Maker 2, this could be your opportunity to experience the game!
With so many new and returning elements to choose from, making Super Mario levels filled with surprises couldn’t be easier! Watch the video below to see just some of the new course parts, enemies, and features that’ll help make your creations one-of-a-kind.
UPDATE 2 - The information was true. You cannot play online with friends. Here's the full statement.
As the game is now, you cannot create friend lobbies online. You can only play online with randoms. You can still get friends together and play with local play, and you're free to play with 4 players on one Switch system. You can also still challenge friends to your creations, and take on their designs through Course ID and having them follow your maker profile.
Nintendo has also stated that you cannot mix local and online players to fill out gaps. In other words, you can't take two local players online, and then have two random online players fill out your team of four.
UPDATE - There's conflicting information out there about online multiplayer. We've reached out to Nintendo for further comment and clarification.
The addition of online multiplayer in Super Mario Maker 2 comes with a major caveat according to a Nintendo representative at a press event last week: you can only play with random players online, whether you’re seeking out co-op or competitive play. The only way to play multiplayer specifically with friends is through one system or local wireless play.
Nintendo’s reasoning is that, with global leaderboards, the matchmaking for competitive play would be compromised if you could play with friends. That limitation also extends to co-op play as well despite those not being leaderboard driven.
Super Mario Maker 2's online elements are more ambitious than ever but there are still many questions to be answered, how in-depth are the search options? How does Endless Challenge differ from the 100 Mario Challenge? Get a closer look at how online works with our analysis!