After several months without any news whatsoever, Nintendo suddenly announced, out of the blue, that Super Mario Maker 2, will be released on June 28th worldwide. And… that’s it. No new trailer, screenshots, let alone details about the actual game, just the short video below:
The game will be available in several editions:
- Standard Edition (retail and digital) [5 980 Yen + taxes]
- Limited Edition (retail and digital): includes the game and a 12-month Individual Membership for Nintendo Switch Online [6 980 Yen + taxes]
In Europe, players who pre-purchase/buy the game at launch at select retailers will be able to get an exclusive Super Mario Maker 2-themed stylus.
Don’t worry if you prefer to buy your games digitally (or at the very least, want this one in digital format specifically!): if you purchase the Limited Edition on the Nintendo eShop, you will receive a Serial Code by email to be used on the My Nintendo Store, allowing you to order the stylus for free. If you don’t care about the stylus or the Limited Edition, don’t worry: the regular version will also be available. Digital pre-orders are said to open “soon” worldwide.
In Japan, the stylus will be available to anyone who either pre-purchase the game or buy it at launch. This works for the Standard Edition and the Limited Edition, in stores and on the Nintendo eShop (unlike in Europe, where players going digital have to buy the Limited Edition).
Players who get the digital version of the game will receive a coupon (displayed on the screen when purchasing the game or redeeming a Download Code, and also sent by email), to be used on the My Nintendo Store. This will allow you to order the stylus for free, with shipping costs waived. Do note that the coupon will have to be used before June 28th 2020 (same restriction will most likely apply to players in Europe).
Of course, quantities are pretty limited, so if you’re interested in the stylus, make sure you place an order as soon as possible.
Nintendo specifies that if you buy the Limited Edition, you will find the Serial Code for the Nintendo Switch Online subscription inside the box (or displayed in the receipt if you buy the game via the Nintendo eShop). You then have to redeem the code on the Nintendo eShop before October 31st (at least, in Japan).
Now, you’re probably wondering: “Well… what about North America?”. Unfortunately, Nintendo haven’t made any announcement regarding the Limited Edition or the stylus, so it’s not clear whether they will be available in that region or not.
Also, in Japan, Geo stores will have a really neat Super Mario Maker 2-themed lunch box!
Finally, here’s plenty of press assets for the game (artworks, character artworks, and various other pictures):
Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch) comes out on June 28th in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!