In a recent interview with GamesTM magazine, director of New Super Mario Bros. U Masataka Takemoto was asked if the possibility of level editing would find its way onto future Mario titles:
I think the Coin Edit feature in Coin Battle is a step closer to that. There is a possibility of this happening in the future, but there’s no use just blindly making that feature available. We would need to carefully think about how to make such a system work. The important thing is that it has to be something that is uniquely Nintendo. Where a beginner can easily make something and have a good time, and simultaneously, someone who is really into Mario can delve into it deeper and make something more complex. So that is a challenge we will need to tackle in the future.
In the latest helping of Mario on the Wii U, coin placement in Coin Battle Mode is as far as assembling your own level goes. Could a level editor feature become essential for a Mario title? We'd love the idea of creating our own levels to share with readers down the road, as well as delving into your creations. Let us know what you think.