We're getting a special Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct today.
The presentation will last for just 15 minutes, but that's more than enough time to get a load of information about the game.
While the original Mario Maker included a loose collection of pre-made levels to play though, Mario Maker 2 features a more fleshed out single-player story mode.
Clear conditions can now be set for each level. Consoles like PS4, Xbox One and even the Nintendo Switch carry the YouTube app so you can watch the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct there. Offering discounts on new games is something of a first for the company, though. It's called Undodog. It's cute for a square dog. Hopefully, competitive co-op (online and offline) is one of them.
And then there are the online features. You can filter courses and leave comments on ones that you've enjoyed, as if you're throwing someone a "like" on Facebook. Everyone in Course World gets a Maker Profile, including a customizable avatar with unlockable accessories.
But the biggest development is a new mode known as Network Play. Four members of the "Super Mario Maker" community will compete in a variety of courses designed by the Nintendo Treehouse team.
A real game changer, Nintendo announced a new tool: a cheery, smiling crescent moon. A new Moon course part can be used to unlock night versions of these themes. If Mario hits the moon, all enemies on the screen vanish, while things like rotten mushrooms and floating Goombas only appear when the sun is gone. New themes include desert, snow, forest, and sky.
Players will have multiple styles to choose for their games, including ones themed after Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros, and Super Mario Bros 3.
That's because 3D World has a number of features that only apply to its particular style.