Nintendo announced Mario Maker, a Mario course builder, is coming to Wii U in the first half of 2015 during its E3 Digital Event.
The game will let players create their own 2D Mario levels using the GamePad controller, switching between the classic 8-bit and new high-definition styles of Super Mario Bros.
Find a trailer and some details below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.
Build and Rebuild the Mushroom Kingdom
For the first time ever, anyone can create 2D Mario levels using Wii U GamePad controller.
Making courses is easy. Players use the GamePad touch screen to easily drag and drop elements they want in their levels. Place blocks, pipes, lifts and enemies anywhere and play through the level. Want a Goomba to wear a Piranha Plant on its head, build a tower 10 Goombas tall or make a Piranha Plant fly by giving it wings?
Players can instantly playtest and edit their creations on the fly. If something isn’t working, go back into edit mode immediately by tapping a button and make tweaks until everything is just right.
With the tap of an icon, users can even switch the visual style between a classic 8-bit Super Mario Bros. look and the HD world of New Super Mario Bros. U in the E3 version.