Super Mario Maker News
News New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Japan This Summer, Mario Maker Pushed Back to '2015' Worldwide
Level creation game was previously listed for "1st Half 2015"
Following Nintendo's Q3 financial report, it's followed with convention and released supplementary information that includes upcoming release windows for 3DS and Wii U titles. There are only a couple of notable changes from the equivalent Q2 list, both affecting major titles. To start...
Feature The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015
The Legend of Zelda! Star Fox! Splatoon! More!
2015 is here, and for Wii U owners it could be the most exciting year of HD Nintendo gaming yet. The past couple of years have delivered some truly fantastic games, of course, with the just-departed 2014 bringing two of Nintendo's biggest franchises into the current generation. Excitingly, though, the...
Video Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharing and Rankings for Mario Maker Creations
Also discusses The Legend of Zelda Wii U, Star Fox and more
Earlier this week we shared a video in which Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen appeared with YouTube celeb Rosanna Pansino, in a charming interview focused on making cute cakes and promoting family-centric Nintendo games. In another video Miyamoto-san and Bill Trinen have conducted an...
News Koji Kondo Discusses Music Creation for Iconic Mario and Legend of Zelda Games
The man behind your musical childhood speaks
For those of you who don't know, Koji Kondo is the man behind some of the most iconic tracks in the Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda series soundtracks. The catchy and beautiful music he produced in these games during the late '80s and all throughout the '90s has remained with many throughout their...
News Koji Kondo Outlines the Importance of Music in Mario Maker
"We always want to make sure the music sounds fresh and new"
Nintendo played a prominent role during last week's début Game Awards in Las Vegas, with Reggie Fils-Aime on hand to introduce a few segments, including the well-received Legend of Zelda Wii U footage. Yet there was another prominent Nintendo figure on hand in Koji Kondo, the iconic...
Talking Point The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Steals The Show and Raises Expectations
With Star Fox apparently progressing well, 2015 could be thrilling
During E3 this year Eiji Aonuma introduced The Legend of Zelda on Wii U, the long awaited main-series entry on Nintendo's latest home console. We were shown an art style that shared some similarities with Skyward Sword, but with a slightly more nuanced, cel-shaded and detailed...
News New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Generational Madness
Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World join the fun
The Game Awards 2014 opened on a positive note, with a brief video montage celebrating the legacy of our favourite hobby. Nintendo was very well-represented indeed, going on to open up the show with a closer look at upcoming Wii U title Mario Maker, introduced by Miyamoto-san himself.
News Takashi Tezuka: Mario Maker Won't Move Quite Like the Original Mario Bros.
And a 3DS version isn't out of the question
We know that Mario Maker will allow players to craft levels that look akin to the original Super Mario Bros. (among other titles), but will those levels have the same feel of momentum that the NES had? In speaking with Jeremy Parish over at
First Impressions Getting Creative With Mario Maker
Make Mine Mario
Mario Maker may have been inadvertently revealed a little earlier than intended at E3 this year, but with the allure of what was on offer — a new Wii U title which lets budding Miyamotos create and play their own Mario levels — we’d argue that the effect was less like ruining a surprise and more like knowing you’re getting...
News Shigeru Miyamoto Hints at Star Fox for Wii U Structure, Explains Background of Mario Maker
Potential link between Project Guard and Star Fox
Now that the E3 LA extravaganza is finished, we're starting to learn a little more about projects that were shown by Nintendo during the event. Shigeru Miyamoto has been doing the rounds, for example, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly has given a little more context for his GamePad...
News Mario Maker to Include Additional Graphical Styles, Sharing Levels is "Really The Whole Point"
"I'd also like to include other graphics that aren't Mario"
Mario Maker on Wii U may have been leaked before E3, but its formal reveal was still a delight to see in action. Though it's certainly possible to mod Mario levels in various unofficial ways, the prospect of an accessible and official editing app from Nintendo is particularly enticing. Many...
E3 2014 Mario Maker Officially Announced for Wii U, Coming 2015
Let'sa build whole new stages!
It appeared in a grainy, slightly dodgy looking photo earlier this week, but it turns out that the rumours were true after all; Mario Maker has been announced for Wii U and will be arriving on the system next year. Similar in concept to popular PlayStation series LittleBigPlanet, Mario Maker enables players to build...