Take this one with a grain of salt, because things are about to get crazy.
To begin the usual rumour-mill hype with less than a week to go until this year’s E3 kicks-off, we have a blurry photo of what is allegedly a section of Nintendo’s show floor at the event – and in it, a poster with the title, “Mario Maker.”
This one has been doing the rounds for a short time now, and actually seems quite feasible when compared to rumours based off printed sheets of dubious authenticity.
Make of it what you will, but we’re willing to admit that Mario Maker is at least a reasonable leak prior to E3 2014 and Nintendo’s Digital event next week. The title alone is strangely reminiscent of the constructive nature of the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, and even the one-time Warioware: DIY game on DS, where players could create their own mini-games — Nintendo even demonstrated how the former could be recreated in the Nintendo Web Framework back at GDC 2014.
Perhaps Mario Maker is some sort of hybrid or reworking of these above mentioned games – or it's something completely new altogether. One thing it does sound like, is do-it-yourself Mario themed software; based on the poster itself it'll be using a stylus - so it's open to both the Wii U and 3DS for now.
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see until next week, or at least until a bit more information surfaces. Let us know if you think Mario Maker is the real deal in the comments below.
Thanks to Jonathan for the tip.