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.