Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch is a follow up to Super Mario Maker on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Unlike Super Mario Odyssey or New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, you won’t be exploring a host of expertly-designed worlds. Instead, you’ll be making them. With Super Mario Maker 2 out this week, here’s what you need to know about it. From editions, download size, the best price, and more, we have you covered.

Super Mario Maker 2 release date

The Super Mario Maker 2 release date is June 28. It is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch unlike the first game that graced the Wii U and 3DS.

Super Mario Maker 2 price

Like most Nintendo first party games, the Super Mario Maker 2 price is $60 (around Rs. 4,200). You can get it for $50 if you take advantage of the Nintendo Switch Game Voucher program. There are more ways to get Super Mario Maker 2 cheap too. However if you’re looking for something better than a standard edition of the game, read the next point.

Super Mario Maker 2 editions

Nintendo has a host of editions for Super Mario Maker 2. They differ from one region to another and are as follows:

  • Super Mario Maker 2 standard edition ($60 in the US, GBP 50 in the UK, Rs. 5,000 in India ‘officially’)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 + Nintendo Switch Online bundle – game with 12 month subscription ($70 in the US, GBP 60)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Limited Edition Pack – game, stylus, SteelBook, carpenter’s pencil set (GBP 60, no US or India release)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Diorama Set – game with diorama (GBP 60, no US or India release)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Limited Edition pack – game, diorama, stylus, 12 month Nintendo Switch Online subscription, SteelBook (GBP 70, no US or India release)

Super Mario Maker 2 download size

If you prefer buying Super Mario Maker 2 via the Nintendo eShop or third-party key sites, the Super Mario Maker 2 download size is 2.8GB.

Do you need Nintendo Switch Online for Super Mario Maker 2?

The short answer is yes. Here’s why. If you want upload levels or download those created by the community or Nintendo, play multiplayer (both co-op or competitive), you’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. As for matchmaking, Super Mario Maker 2’s producer Takashi Tezuka confirmed that a future update would allow players to play with friends online.

Does Super Mario Maker 2 have a single-player story mode?

Yes, Super Mario Maker 2 has a single-player story mode that has you on a quest to repair Princess Peach’s castle. Early reports suggest it’s good enough to be a standalone game in itself.

Super Mario Maker 2 frame rate and resolution

According to a video from Digital Foundry, the Super Mario Maker 2 frame rate is 60fps with no drops in docked mode. No frame rate was mentioned for portable mode, though the site did state that no issues were found. The Super Mario Maker 2 resolution is 1600x900p with edge detection anti-aliasing in docked mode while the Mario Brothers U section of Super Mario Maker 2 in docked mode clocked in at a native 1080p with no anti-aliasing.

Super Mario Maker 2 review

While our Super Mario Maker 2 review is still work in progress, it’s sitting at an exceptionally high 89 out of a 100 on review aggregator sites like Metacritic and OpenCritic.

Stay tuned for our exhaustive review later this week.