REDMOND, Wash .– (BUSINESS WIRE) –The Super Mario Maker 2 game is getting a legendary update. On Dec. 5, a free update to Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch system adds Link from the Legend of Zelda series as a playable character, new course parts and a new gameplay mode.

After downloading the Ver. 2.0.0 update, the new Master Sword item will be available to use exclusively in the 8-bit Super Mario Bros. style. When this new course is picked up, Mario will turn into Link, with arrows and dropping bombs.

In the recently launched The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening game for Nintendo Switch, Link Super Mario games like Piranha Plants and Goombas, but this time Link is joining a Super Mario game in Super Mario Maker 2!

Transforming into a link using the Master Sword opens up a whole new world of design possibilities for creators. Using his arrows, Link off shoot that Mario would normally be able to hit. His new down thrust move with the sword will defeat protected enemies like spike-covered Spinies. And with bombs, some walls that would normally be impassable by Mario and friends can easily be blown up.

In addition to Link, the latest news and trends, as well as a new Ninji Speed ​​mode, perfect for players looking for a challenge.

  • Dash Block: Available in the Super Mario 3D World style, the Dash Block course gives Mario a major speed burst when stepped on.
  • Frozen Coin: These coins are surrounded by fireballs or other fire elements, including a certain angry sun.
  • P Block: When a P Switch is hit in the course, invisible Blocks temporarily turn into hard platforms, or vice-versa.
  • Spike: This classic enemy coughs up massive spike balls and launch them at Mario. If used in the snow environment, Spike will toss snowballs instead!
  • Pokey: The iconic stacked cactus from multiple Super Mario games joins Super Mario Maker 2 for the first time. Players can even edit the height of each Pokey.

In the new Ninji Speedruns mode, players can take on timed challenges in courses created by Nintendo exclusively for this mode. Other players' Ninji Ghosts will run alongside players as they compete against rivals from around the world. The Ninji Ghosts that appear as a player in a similar performance, so players can gradually improve their performance by running the course alongside other players Ninji Ghosts. Players can collect stamps by clearing courses and get them in-game to get special Mii costumes.

Each Ninji Speed ​​event will run for one week, with new courses distributed periodically. During the event, players will be ranked by their play time in that course. Players can still run the course alongside Ninji Ghosts and collect stamps even after the event has ended.

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Eddie Garcia

Rich George