Leaked images from the booth construction at E3 suggest Nintendo is going to be providing Nintendo 3DS and Wii U owners with the chance to do what mod hackers have been doing since the dawn of time: make their own Super Mario Bros. levels.
The booth features a game called Mario Maker, and it appears to be a stylus controlled piece of software which will allow players to lay out classic sprite and set pieces of the original Super Mario Bros. in their own fashion. My guess is also that you’ll be able to share these levels over the Nintendo Network with your friends.
Again, this grainy photo proves nothing, but it looks authentic enough with the Animal Crossing villager and Pikachu in the background. It also falls in line with Nintendo recently finding new ways to exploit its nostalgia, right up there with NES Remix and NES Remix 2.
Would you be willing to pay for Mario Maker? Sounds like an absolute blast to me, although I would much rather play a Legend of Zelda maker complete with personalized dialogue. “It’s Dangerous to Go Out There Alone. Good luck!”