One of the surprise announcements from the last 3DS Direct was that Super Mario Maker would be coming to 3DS. It makes sense given the device's renewed importance to the company, and the game could easily take advantage of 3DS features like Streetpass and Download Play. Unfortunately, it seems the game won't have support for the 3DS' main feature, stereoscopic 3D.

The official box art for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS recently popped up online, and the North American version very clearly states the game "plays only in 2D". No doubt some will be disappointed to hear about this, but perhaps the game is more taxing on the 3DS hardware than it would seem. Also, after the mess that was the 3D effect in New Super Mario Bros. 2, perhaps this is a change for the better.

What do you think? Do you wish this didn't opt out of 3D? How do you think this portable port will compare to the Wii U edition? Drop us a comment in the section below.