Super Mario Maker Release Date Announced at E3 2015

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Nintendo will unleash Super Mario Maker, the game that lets you make your own Super Mario Bros. levels on the Wii U and share them with players all over the world, on September 11, 2015. The release date was announced during Nintendo's E3 2015 Digital Event, and is part of Nintendo's celebration for the 30th Anniversary of the Mario Bros. series.

In addition to the release date, Nintendo demonstrated some of the new features coming to Super Mario Maker. So far, we knew that you could drag and drop items and characters from Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros, but we now know that you can manipulate the behavior of these items, including how they interact with one another. For example: you can now put Mario in a cloud and pilot him around a level while he shoots fireballs, for example. Goombas can now float and swim underwater, not unlike shrimp, according to Nintendo's Takashi Tezuka.

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Amiibo fans can also look forward to playing as their favorite characters in Super Mario Maker; after touching an Amiibo to the GamePad, Mario will transform into whichever character's amiibo was used when he picks up a mushroom during the game.

In case people are worried that creating their own Mario levels will be a monumental task, Nintendo is providing a small, reference design book with examples of basic and complex design concepts, with every purchase of Super Mario Maker.

Finally, Nintendo will also release two, 8-bit style Mario amiibos to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Nintendo's most iconic series.

For more news from today's Nintendo Digital Event, check out our complete news roundup.

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TJDMHEM

I'm looking forward to this game.

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raahsnavj

Amiibo integration always bother me. They seem like a great idea, until I can't find the ones I want. And now play inside of the games are restricted by physical accessibility to them.

If I look at them as just "skins" then I usually get over it because I can still play the game with the default skin and feel okay about it...

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JaySen113

Is 9/11 really the best date?

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ArchoNils2

@jaysen113: I guess there will be a rather offending level on the release date because some guy out there will do something related to the date

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MHzBurglar

@jaysen113:

Well, it's being developed in Japan, so they figured it was a better date than August 6th...

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ECH71

This software doesn't seem complex enough to justify all the delays. Nintendo becoming inept?

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smackdowner360

Wow a new mario for the dead console that is the Wii U didnt see that coming lol.Come on nintendo just be a software company and put more into your handheld.Bring your games to mobile,tablets,PS4,and XOne its the only way out

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MHzBurglar

@smackdowner360:

Why are you even looking at this article...? It's obvious you don't care about this game.

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ratatack_906

@MHzBurglar: because he has nothing better to do of course.

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BraydonTemple

@smackdowner360: **** off. Nintendo wont ever die. Nintedo will reign longer than your consoles. They are not going to become sega and make games for your consoles.

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Chippiez

@braydontemple: Theyd be wise not to. Look what happened to Sega.