Nintendo is planning to release a new free content update for Super Mario Maker. Scheduled for November 5th, the update will allow players to add mid-level checkpoints to courses, and additional Course World categories highlighting new levels from Nintendo and partner creators outside Nintendo. More than 3.3 million courses are now available to play globally, and these new features add even more ways to play and create in the game than ever before.
Additionally, users now have the option to add up to two flags to their courses, allowing players to resume from the last checkpoint passed if they lose a life rather than having to start over at the beginning of the course. Players can choose to edit and re-upload their own courses, or create new courses from scratch using this feature.
Following the update, players can also insert power-ups that are dependent on Mario’s status. For example, by attaching a Super Mushroom to a Fire Flower and placing it inside a block, Mario will receive the Super Mushroom when he is small, and the Fire Flower when he is large.
The update will also bring Event Courses in the game’s Course World online hub. Event Courses will feature levels from partner creators outside Nintendo. One of the first Event Courses will be “Ship Love,” the winning level from the Hackathon event that was held at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park earlier this year in co-operation with Nintendo of America.
Finally, Nintendo will also released Super Mario Maker themed 3DS cover plates on November 27th.