A well-known Splatoon data miner under the Twitter handle NWPlayer123 has reportedly made an exciting discovery whilst sifting through the files of Nintendo’s latest Wii U title, Super Mario Maker.
It appears there are a series of unused files leading to speculation about future download content for Mario's 30th anniversary title. The main findings are assets linked to the Angry Sun from Super Mario Bros. 3, with further discoveries revealing Nintendo's plans to allow players to place Bullet Bills without a launcher, and even use Goomba’s shoe in the New Super Mario Bros. U level theme.
If Splatoon is anything to go by, could these latest findings in Super Mario Maker be a sign of future DLC, or are they simply unused assets Nintendo has left in amongst the main game files?
Tell us in the comments what you make of these latest findings in the game files of Super Mario Maker, and if you would like to see download content released for the title in the near future.
[source nintendoeverything.com, via twitter.com]
Wow...Nikki really is a great data miner.
Why is nintendo still doing patches like this? It gives away the surprise every time. Why dont they just make the update release alongside the dlc?
I certainly hope there's DLC. We already have plenty of objects to play around with, but there's also a lot missing, too. Slopes are a big missing item, of course, but I'd also like to see access to false walls and floors, adding water near the bottom of the screen without it being a pure swimming level, and more power ups. There's tons more that they could add as well.
Here's hoping. A few more quality of life updates like slopes, water, and bullet bill placing would increase the level possibilities a lot. The thing that would be the best, although probably won't happen, is basic event scripting, for like bosses and such. I'd also really like power-ups like the actual games: it only gives you a second level power-up if you are big Mario already...
Regardless though, the game has been fantastic.
I would love to see keys or doors you could have only activate by getting X coins. Of course a 4th difficulty setting as well to shove these 1% completion or less boards, after a certain amount of attempts.
Angry Sun is pretty much pure evil, would love to see it in game. Flame chomps and Cooligans as well. I refuse to make an ice board without Cooligans!
Let's hope this is true. I would definitely love to see Nintendo continue to support Mario Maker with new building options. There's a ton of features they could add that could make the levels feel more complete, such as slopes, big coins, non-solid backgrounds, etc.
And doors that lead to other areas.
Or perhaps different palettes for the NES games themes, and different locations for SMW and NSMBU themes.
Oh, and water tiles too. That will add much more variation.
Its not a patch, the assets are just already on the disc. Wether they're leftovers or for dlc is anybody's guess.
It doesn't give anything away either, its not their fault people like to snoop. Most people still won't know anyway, just forum goers like you and I.
I want the Dino Rhinos or the Triceratops bosses from Super Mario World.
This game would be a natural for dlc to the point that I would be downright surprised if they didn't. Even with all of the potential of the current tools there is so much room for more options.
DLC is definitely coming.
Is the Angry Sun quite hard to predict in terms on enemy placement ? I think some people would be able to find good uses for it, but I think it's "randomness" could mess with level design if not planned really well. From what I remember the Sun was only used as a 'theme' and the levels revolved around it, and little else. It is not the kind of thing you could easily combine into a standard level. Obviously all extra content is amazing, just trying to give reason as to why it might not have been included in the first place
Now quick, somebody upload a level with these "unused" assets! :evil:
DLC would be nice. I just want dessert and snow themes! Is that too much to ask!?
Considering how much money they are probably making on the SSB DLC, and how many of us bought the MK8 DLC, it seems only natural they'll find stuff to sell. Though I'll try to be optimistic that it takes the Splatoon approach since we had to pay $60 for this. I mean they just have to give us checkpoints at some point right, and they can't really charge for those. Or slopes. Or the ability to choose friends levels instead of global or regional levels. Or at least make the auto post codes in Miiverse click able links, like they should have been in the first place.
And as others have said, maybe they can't figure out how to charge for DLC in such an online sharing game? Would we be able to play levels contains objects we didn't purchase? Though they have allowed it for amiibo skins, so it's posdible. Though I prefer free for a $60 game.
I don't think there was ever a game I wanted DLC for as badly as I do for Mario Maker. My #1 priority would be a true music composer, but I'd happily take more backgrounds, enemies and power-ups.
@rjejr We always prefer FREE!
I look at this as a win-win situation. The more the better. If it turns out to be free....awesome. If it turns out to be $1-$5 or so, fine be it.
Though the Angry Sun wouldn't've been on my list for top DLC, as long as we're getting some, I'm fine with it. I would rather have had the surprise not ruined though.
They'll make the Sun alone $10... lol
A major one for me would be Mario Allstars graphics since that was the main Mario I grew up with.
@ikki5 That's what EA or Blizzard would do
Am I the only one who wants the super acorn?
Or baby yoshis?
Nintendo would be barfing idiots if they didn't cash in on this DLC. Cha-ching! Payday! $$$$$$$$$$$$ 😍😎
Yeah, bullet bill without launcher would be awesome!
Sounds like leftover data to me.
they should add the football player looking guys from SMW, would be cool if they could add like the giant bullet bill from new super mario bros 2 that put coins out behind it lol.
I would love to see some extra level themes such as the sky theme (different from the airship theme) that uses the athletic theme songs from each game. Also I'd love it if the SMW style got the nighttime sky theme (used in places like Star Road) and the ice cave theme.
Also Blarggs would be nice!
Don't know if this has anything to do with it, but, Nintendo already Tweeted just before the game released that there would be DLC.
Personally, I cannot see this as UNUSED assets, thrythey would have simply deleted it. If Splatoon is anything to go by, the coming weeks should be quite exciting for Mario Maker users.
Angry Sun could mean desert level pack. Desert level pack could mean they intend to bring about all kinds of other level packs! I agree with the desires for DLC mentioned in the comments, but it is amazing the scope of creativity some people have achieved with what resources we do have.
@rjejr This is pretty much what I hope happens. The Splatoon approach sounds like the best thing to do for a game of this kind. Splatoon has so many things they just keep dropping to keep the game from getting stale, especially when it started out with very few things to it.
SMM feels similar in that regard, in that there's so many other things missing that are present in across Mario games. Slopes, water and lava tiles for general placement outside of underwater and castle themes, pipes that don't forcibly lead to sub-areas, etc. Then there's enemies like the Fishin' Boo (and Fishin' Lakitu), Eeries, Hotheads, Pokeys, Sumo Brothers, and others I can't remember. Not to mention we could get a SMB2 theme or Land or other things, there's plenty of 2D Mario to use besides the main ones.
@akaDv8R Where did you see this? I don't remember that.
@sWiTcHeRoO I cannot find the original Tweet (still lookimg). I believe it was also reported on here.
Anyway, if you go to this address, it gives an idea of what Nintendo has planned at the moment. It says Japan, but that also happened with the Mercedes DLC for MK8. Here is the address:
@sWiTcHeRoO Oops, try this address lol.......
I want more version exclusive powerups.
In other words, I want the various Suits from SMB 3, the different colors of Yoshi in SMW theme, and the Ice Flower, Flying Squirrel Suit, and Mini Mushroom to be added to NSMB U.
I love the themes, but something feels missing since those elements were such big parts of what made the original levels so special.
I want SMB2, slopes & the angry sun!
Ditto on the real game power ups...that should've been standard.
Mystery Mushrooms for each theme!
@Aurumonado Nope. I want Super Acorns and Ice Flowers to be added and baby Yoshis that do their Wii U powers in NSMB mode and become big Yoshis in the SMW mode.
If they do DLC, I would expect it to be a level theme and the proper blocks/enemies in a pack. I'm hoping for an art style as well, but I don't see that happening.
I would like to see the sun's anger rendered in high definition graphics.
@akaDv8R Ah, now I do remember that thing about Famitsu's mascot being Mystery Mushroom costume.
I'm not sure if I feel that falls as DLC or just ONE extra bit of content for Japanese players, but in the end I just hope we get more options for creation and a much better way to search for levels and makers than the limited options we have now. The SMM stage in SMsh doesn't help the game's case either, there's so many things in that stage that don't appear at all as options when creating. Why is that?
I wouldn't mind being able to set up power up blocks the way they usually work - where they give Super Mario a fire flower or cape, but only give small mario a mushroom. It helps up the challenge a little.
I'd like those slopes as much as the next person, but I think you're looking at a tougher implementation with that. The interface is designed on square grid, and that may be a limitation needed in order to make the editing process so quick and dynamic in real time. Defining a non-squared ground line may be more than it can do while remaining playable in one click. There's plenty of things common to Mario games since at least SMW that may also be too difficult to include - Swaying mushroom platforms, snake blocks, the giant ramrods from castle stages, the 4 platform spinning wheels that only move forward as they turn. At any rate, I hope someone interviews one of the developers and asks what items couldn't be used because they couldn't be simplified enough.
The main thing I want is still themes. A few more across each game style. Preferably ones that don't result in more solid black backgrounds for SMB and SMB3.
Apart from those things I'm sure many of us are hoping they add in a Fliprus.
There will NEED to be DLC, as there are so many things, enemies, behaviors, etc. from Mario's universe that aren't even in SMM. Here's a minor "thing". SMB2 skin, and/or, enemies such as Shyguy, Snifit, Tweeter, Pokey, etc.
I can only say that I really hope there will be DLC, but you never know for sure, since with Splatoon it was pretty clear from the start it would be getting [free] DLC.
No to DLC, we already paid $60+ for this. Give us more item through future FREE updates please.
I personally wouldn't want the angry sun, because it's really annoying...
But first, there needs to be a hill and checkpoint DLC
Just assumed it would be patch data cause it directly followed an article about a patch with unspecified effects. But my point remains i think.
@Aurumonado I want those!
I want the Tanooki, Hammer Bros, and Frog Suits the most, followed by Ice Flower and Penguin Mario.
Might have already been said, but I'd like to see Chargin' Chuck added. That and maybe a pyramid style level set.
@KnightRider666 So you want free content, that you can download... Oh! You mean DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT!
DLC can be both free or paid.
Bring Wart from SMB2 he was a sweet boss
Bullets without launcher and angry sun are just unused assets. Nintendo clearly didn't want fans to troll too much, but they did not succeed anyway.
How about 3 star coins? That way you can have a simple level with a complex secondary objective.
I'd like to have the SMB2 pallette.
3 star coins!!!
Water outside of underwater levels!
Monochrome Super Mario Land 2 level style with bunny ears/carrot!
Boomerang and Fire Bros!
If they do add DLC then i'd like to see them add the keys from Yoshi's island.
It would have made this level easier to make:
Here is my recreation of Parapa Palace from Zelda 2, enjoy
Zelda 2: Parapa Palace Remix - 268A-0000-006F-7FE8
@Captain_Gonru I'm ok w/ differentiating between "updates" - check points, and not having to open up Miiverse to read comments on my levels inside the game - what idiot came up w/that idea? - and paid DLC like the desert biome. And I whole heartedly agree w/ level "packs" over piecemeal. It's how my kid talked me into letting him buy Ryu for SSB, it was a character and a stage, and he put up a good arguement for the content for the price. And even if I didn't agree w/ him entirely, it was his money and he made the logical arguments rather than just whining about wanting it. Whining won't win me over.
@Captain_Gonru $3? Try $7. I'm not going to make my kid put up an argument for $3, but when you pay $60 for one game and $40 for the other, $7 seems a bit much for 1 guy and 1 stage. Free-to-start OK, $7 for a guy and stage, b/c the game was free-to-start, but after paying for 2 full priced games, $7 seems a bit excessive if you ask me.
I think there is over $40 worth of DLC on that page, and w/ the contest not yet over I woudln't be surprised if it costs more to buy the DLC than the full priced game by the time they are done. Easily on the 3DS version. At least summer of Splatoon has been free so far, even if it was a sneaky subscription model just w/o being called such.
@Captain_Gonru You mean like each player having to buy a $13 Animal Crossing amiibo to play the board game Animal Crossing: amiibo festival. Off the rails like that?
@Captain_Gonru I pray every day for you that the game gets canceled. Or at the very least we were completely misinformed and it is a real AC game and the board game is simply a small multiplayer component - like MGSV - but the single player is sans amiibo.
I usually only see NWPlayer123's name on gbatemp
@Captain_Gonru Wait, are you actually playing AC:HHD?
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