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Super Mario Maker 2 Zelda Update Arrives Early December

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Monday, December 2, 2019 - 14:00
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'Hyaaaaah', Says Link

The Super Mario Maker 2 Zelda update will be arriving in just a few short days, bringing with it a whole bunch of new features for players to enjoy.

If you haven't yet played Super Mario Maker 2, you're missing out on an interesting game that lets players get really creative. Essentially, you're able to make your own levels in tilesets based on many classic Super Mario games and then upload them for other people to enjoy. These levels can range from simple challenges to downright sadistic, tortuous experiences. Now, some brand new toys will be arriving on December 5, 2019. Check out the trailer below for an overview!

 

While there are quite a few new things on the way, the biggest reveal has got to be the Master Sword item. Simply put, picking it up will transform Mario into Link and give him a completely different set of abilities, opening up new possibilities for creating interesting and challenging levels.

Regrettably, the Master Sword item is currently restricted to the O.G. Super Mario Bros. game style. Let's hope that that changes in the future! For now, let's take a look at what else is coming in the Super Mario Maker 2 Zelda update.

 

Super Mario Maker 2 Zelda spike

The New Toys in the Super Mario Maker 2 Zelda Update

Here's what else is coming in this update aside from the Master Sword according to a press release from Nintendo.

 
  • Dash Block: Available in the Super Mario 3D World style, the Dash Block course part gives Mario a major speed burst when stepped on.
  • Frozen Coin: These coins are surrounded by a block of ice and can only be released if melted by fireballs or other fire elements, including a certain angry sun.
  • P Block: When a P Switch is hit in the course, invisible P Blocks temporarily turn into hard platforms, or vice-versa.
  • Spike: This classic enemy coughs up massive spike balls and launches them at Mario. If used in the snow environment, Spike will toss snowballs instead!
  • Pokey: The iconic stacked cactus from multiple Super Mario games joins Super Mario Maker 2 for the first time. Players can even edit the height of each Pokey.
  • Ninji Speedruns: Take on timed challenges in courses created by Nintendo, and see how others did as they appear as Ninji.

The inclusion of Link in Super Mario Maker 2 is, in a sense, an extension of the crossover that takes place in the recently-released The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. You'll be able to enjoy this new update when it launches on December 5, 2019.

What do you think of the Super Mario Maker 2 Zelda update? Do you hope that Link gets ported to the other tilesets? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!