San-ei Boeki releasing Super Mario Maker 2 plush doll series

Builder bros!

San-ei Boeki has revealed a new line of Super Mario Maker 2 plush dolls, and they're set to release in Japan on Oct. 31st, 2019.
The series includes Builder Mario (approx 240mm) and Luigi (approx 260mm). Both are available to preorder through Play-Asia.

GoNintendo Video - Cadence of Hyrule's devs made a Super Mario Maker 2 level!

Give me a beat!

Did you know that the devs behind Cadence of Hyrule have made a Super Mario Maker 2 level? I didn't until earlier today! Let's take a look at what this rhythm-platforming stage has to offer.

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Playtonic makes a Super Mario Maker 2 level to promote Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

To celebrate the release of Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Playtonic has released their own Super Mario Maker 2 level! We give it a shot and see what they've come up with!

Nintendo confirms that new course parts will be added to Super Mario Maker 2 in future updates

More tools to play with!

Super Mario Maker 2 got a major update yesterday, but today we see that even more content is on the way. Nintendo has confirmed via Twitter that new course parts are going to be added in future updates, but they didn't share details on what those parts are. We'll just have to hang tight and see what they come up with!

Thanks to AutumnalBlake for the heads up!

Japanese hardware/software sales for Sept. 23rd to Sept. 29th, 2019

Dragon Quest XI has an incredible first week!

Japanese sales data has been released for software and hardware this week! Square Enix's 'Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - Definitive Edition' takes the #1 sales position, selling 303,204 copies. Nintendo Switch continues to be the best selling hardware, with 196,489 units sold between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. Full sales chart rankings can be viewed below!

01./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - Definitive Edition # (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) - 303.204 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Code Vein # (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.09.26} (¥8.200) - 60.843 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.09.26} (¥7.800) - 53.428 / NEW
04./01. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening # (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} (¥5.980) - 45.775 / 187.150 (-68%)
05./00. [PS4] Ys IX: Monstrum Nox # (Nihon Falcom) {2019.09.26} (¥7.800) - 45.378 / NEW
06./00. [PS4] FIFA 20 # (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} (¥7.727) - 43.751 / NEW
07./00. [PS4] World War Z (H2 Interactive) {2019.09.26} (¥5.480) - 27.872 / NEW
08./02. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Master Edition # (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) - 26.324 / 346.239 (-34%)
09./00. [NSW] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.09.26} (¥7.800) - 25.538 / NEW
10./04. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 14.731 / 644.445 (-1%)

Super Mario Maker 2 - Version 1.1.0 gameplay footage, plus new intro

Super Mario Maker 2 has been updated to Version 1.1.0, which finally gives us the ability to play online with friends. Check out some footage of that new feature above, as well as an updated intro segment!

Super Mario Maker 2 updated to Version 1.1.0 (online co-op & versus multiplayer with friends)

The update we've been waiting for

Nintendo has updated Super Mario Maker 2 to Version 1.1.0, and it includes the ability to play with friends in versus or co-op modes. Check out the full patch notes below.

Course World

Network Play

Added “Play with friends”
You can now play online with friends in either Multiplayer Versus or Multiplayer Co-op modes.
You can now select courses uploaded to Course World as well as courses saved to Coursebot.
The Nintendo Switch Online mobile app is now supported.
You can automatically match online with people that you were matched with via the app, and can voice chat with them.

Added features to “Nearby Play”
You can now play in Multiplayer Co-op mode as well as Multiplayer Versus mode.
You can now select courses uploaded to Course World as well as courses saved to Coursebot.
When playing a course saved to Coursebot, the host system doesn’t need to be connected to the internet.

Added “LAN Play”
Players connected to the same LAN (Local Area Network) can now wirelessly play together.
After selecting Network Play, you can switch to LAN Play mode by clicking in the L Stick and pressing the L or R buttons.

If the connection is unstable before Multiplayer Co-op or Multiplayer Versus starts, the match will be cancelled.

In Multiplayer Co-op, when everyone chooses “Let’s start over!”, the timer will now be reset.

Changed the look of the gauge for S+, the highest rank in Multiplayer Versus.

If a player places Builder Boxes after a warp point, other players will now be able to break them and proceed forward.

All players will take the same amount of time to move through a Warp Pipe, regardless of the state of their character.

After updating to Ver. 1.1.0, you will no longer be able to match with players using Ver. 1.0.1 or lower in Network Play.

Course Info

You can now select Play Together directly from any course uploaded to a player’s profile.
Simplified the display of comments containing stamps in “View comments.”

Maker Profile

Added a refresh/update button to “Courses uploaded.”
Added a list showing a user’s 100 most recent First Clears.
Now displays a user’s total number of First Clears.
Now displays a user’s total number of world-record times.

Official Makers

Added a list of Official Makers in Leaderboards.
Course Maker

You can now use touch with button controls in handheld mode.
You can also go back to touch-only controls from Settings in the Main Menu.


You can now play with a horizontal Joy-Con in all Game Modes.
You can change your controller grip from Settings in the Main Menu.
Other issues have been fixed to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.

Thanks to all who sent this in!

Super Mario Maker 2's Kaizo co-op level is absolutely insane

A Kaizo level built for 2

Kaizo Mario levels are known for being extra-tough platforming experiences, requiring the player to perform pinpoint-accurate movements. It's difficult enough to take these levels on solo, but what about a co-op Kaizo experience? That's what Super Mario Maker 2 master Panga has cooked up with his latest level, "Hit Me Up." Check out the insanity above, and just try to think of a real-life friend who could take this one with you.

Super Mario Maker 2 level lets you make and play music

Making beautiful music with Mario

(Super) Music Maker: A music composition level where you can write out notes, then play them back from r/MarioMaker

Super Mario Maker 2 is host to all sorts of amazing traditional levels, but there are some out there who aim to create something more. That's exactly what the stage above showcases. Believe it or not, you can use this stage to create simple melodies and have the game play it back for you! I can't imagine how long it took to craft this, but the end result is more than worth it!

Super Mario Maker 2 Online Set removed from the Switch eShop in Japan


Without any prior warning or explanation given, Nintendo has removed the Super Mario Maker 2 Online Set from the Switch eShop in Japan. For those who don't know, the Super Mario Maker 2 Online Set included Super Mario Maker 2 alongside a Nintendo Switch Online Bundle. Obviously Switch Online memberships and Super Mario Maker 2 can still be purchased individually, but the special bundle has disappeared.


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