Praise the Nintendo gods. Super Mario Maker 2 will feature the ability to play online with your friends.
Last month, a Nintendo representative mentioned that you would not be able to play with or against your friends in the game online, with that feature instead being restricted to local play. As such, it was expected that online play would be limited to playing against random strangers.
Today, however, during the Nintendo Treehouse livestream, Nintendo's Takashi Tezuka (producer of Super Mario Maker 2) has confirmed that the option to play with your friends online is coming to the game. It won't be available at launch, but a future update will bring us the change we so desperately desire.
It's news we're sure plenty of you have been hoping for, so make sure to let us know if this has persuaded you to pick up a copy in the comments.
Yay! Now where are those amiibo costumes we loved from the first game?
So many stuff I still want in this game...hopefully they'll show up in updates. (still hoping for SMB2 US)
Good. One less thing for people to cry about.
This day is getting better and better!!!
@memoryman3 I mean you unlocked them from beating 100 man runs so you never really had to own any of them, the only one you truly needed and amiibo for was the giant mushroom in SMB1 style.
Oh just so everyone knows, the reason they left out the amiibo support was because of slopes, they would have had to make new unique art assets for every single one for sliding down and it is a trade off worth it imo.
Amazing news keeps getting better and better
Way to go Nintendo!!!
Now we just need a Mother 3 release, Waluigi in Smash, other consoles added to Nintendo Online, and then we can reduce 99% of all user comments across the web.
@Ralizah They'll find something new, they always do.
That's awesome to hear, good thing Big N listened in that regard!
I never cared but good for the people who wanted that I guess.
They couldn't find anyone in the computer game business?
So awesome to hear that they finally listen.
@WiltonRoots LOL It's Pokemon right now. Apparently there's some restrictions on which Pokemon you can import to the game at launch. So we'll be getting a bunch of "Not buying the game!" comments for a while.
Falls in line with my theory that the local/co op leaderboards needed more work or they needed more time to patch out any bugs or glitches that would easily allow players to cheat the system.
@Jokerwolf I'd have done it for free
@Yorumi Nintendo hates the internet.
Oh Lord. Because we weren't initally able to play with friends, I cancelled my pre-order so that I could at least not have any distractions while studying for the MCAT. But now? Oh man..
Eh, it's fine. I'll still be picking up this game in August after I take the exam, so it's all good. Pretty cool that playing with friends is now a confirmed feature, thank goodness!
@Ralizah maybe if people didn't cry nintendo wouldn't have felt forced to update it.
@sixrings I'm sure it was probably always the plan to update it in the first place.
@Ralizah we don't know that and I can't trust a company to be honest. If it was always going to be there should not have had this confusion.
@sixrings It's a lot more likely than some angry comments on a youtube video changing the support plans of Japanese game designers. LOL.
Nintendo patching and adding in features to mp-heavy games after launch is nothing new.
Nintendo has never been known for their clear, transparent communication with fans.
@Ralizah people specifically asked about the friend play and Nintendo said it was due to the ranking system if was the plan all along why not say that ?
@Ralizah maybe but companies do surveys all the time. They look for public feedback.
@Ralizah why need to update a game that isn't even out yet?
I know final builds and all, but that's either backtracking or a rushed game.
As long as we can get our phones out to chat via the cr(app)
@Vee_Flames Medical school can wait! =p
Good. Some common sense finally. But it should be included with the game at launch. Why is it an afterthought?
I'm just glad they listened.
This is something that should've been in from the start, but...better late than never.
I didn’t care before and still don’t care now.
But it’s great to see Nintendo being flexible and responding to the market.
Nintendo does indeed listen to fans.
News at 9 :/
@Mallow LOL. And bring back F-Zero for good measure!
lol Some people are never satisfied,
Nintendo listening to fans? This I like.
I hope Game Freak will listen too and ultimately bring the National Pokedex to Sword and Shield too!
@KryptoniteKrunch Well I am at least. This went from my 'no buy' list back onto my buy list the moment I heard him say that during the presentation.
I literally only care about this because I want people to shut up about it. Other than that, I was not hoping for this news.
Thank you. Now just add amiibos at some point and it will be absolute perfection.
Finally, my hype that had turned into rage is turning in to hype again, i can relax now and buy this game with satisfaction and not disappointment.
Nintendo confirm basic competence.
Who cares? NSO is still inexcusably terrible. Fix it, Nintendo, fix it!
@Jokerwolf if this is true then that is beyond sad.
@Timsworld2 How is this hypocritical? It’d be like saying Nintendo releasing a new M&L game instead of Mother 3 hypocritical. Hypocritical would imply Nintendo publicly condemned listening to fans, while also listening to fans.
Also I know you like to complain about Iwata’s evil region locking. But it is a dead horse at this point: Iwata is dead, the Wii U is dead, and the 3DS is almost dead. It’s like complaining about those few original DS games that were regional locked on the DSi, it no longer matters and it’s time to move on.
Still bizarre this wasn’t in there in the first place but at least they’re fixing it.
They’re a strange company sometimes.
How will this work? Will you be able to play courses with friends like in co-op?
@KryptoniteKrunch Meanwhile, in the real world, when it gets released... "oh look, Super Mario Maker 2's just come out! I'll pick that up when I get paid!"
To the vast majority of people who will buy this game, this overblown gamer meltdown never existed.
@Judal27 It is the only thing that makes sense, and it would have taken someone away from making new assets. Nintendo teams for games like this are generally pretty small. I think they should have put them in too but if it meant waiting longer for the game then I don't care in the end.
@Jokerwolf I still think it's ridiculous considering we're talking about pixel sprites. It's still work yes, but they're not exactly full 3d models like the new super Mario Bros style. Not to mention this sequel has so far just been about adding on top of the 1st one. Even if it's a small team, they're not working from scratch like with the 1st game.
@Judal27 I have an update, it now makes literally 0 sense not to have them since they actually didn't allow butt sliding in the SMB1 style in the new game from the tree house demonstration... so there is no logical excuse that I can see other than they used a new engine and for some reason they were unable to properly implement it in time.
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