Today’s Nintendo Direct opened with the surprise announcement of Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch, a sequel to the hit custom Mario level maker for Wii U.
Super Mario Maker 2 is set to come out sometime this June, and the Direct showed off a whole heck of a lot of new gameplay. In it, we saw the addition of a new visual style option based on Super Mario 3D World, as well as the inclusion of its iconic Lucky Bell power-up that puts Mario in a cat suit which lets him climb walls.
Other notable additions shown off include the option to finally place slopes that Mario can slide down, as well as the Angry Sun from Super Mario Bros. 3 that will chase the player. A whole lot of other new backgrounds and placeable objects were demoed, and much of what was in the first Super Mario Maker seems to be making a return too.