Super Mario Maker 2 (NSW)

SUPER MARIO MAKER 2
スーパーマリオメーカー 2
©2019 Nintendo

Version:
Nintendo Switch (NSW)

Publisher:
NINTENDO CO., LTD.

Production:
Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development Division (EPD) - Production Group No.10

Development:
NINTENDO CO., LTD.

Additional Work:
SRD CO., LTD. (Program)
MARIO CLUB CO., LTD. (Design, Debug)
MOX CO., LTD. (Animation)

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Description:
Super Mario Maker 2 is a side-scrolling platform game and game creator / editor published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the sequel to Super Mario Maker, and it was released worldwide on June 28, 2019. The gameplay is largely retained from that of its predecessor, in which players create their own custom courses using assets from various games across the Super Mario franchise and share them online. Super Mario Maker 2 introduces new features and course assets, including a new course style and assets based on Super Mario 3D World.

Development:
Developed inhouse at Nintendo's Kyoto Development Center, conception of Super Mario Maker 2 began alongside development of the Nintendo Switch hardware itself. Most of the original development team including Producer Hiroyuki Kimura, Director Yosuke Oshino, and Planner Shigefumi Hino - reprised their roles for this pivotal second installment of the franchise. Nintendo's Senior Producer Takashi Tezuka stated that the theme for the sequel was to expand on what could be done compared to its predecessor and try new things, which took the form of new course elements and new side content in the form of a full-fledged single player campaign. Tezuka also stated that as players continue to upload levels, he and the development staff would use these creations as a reference for adding content after launch, viewing the dynamic as a give-and-take between developers and consumers. Longtime Super Mario series composer Koji Kondo served as the game's sound director, while the music was written by Atsuko Asahi, Toru Minegishi, and Sayako Doi.

Reception:
Super Mario Maker 2 received generally favorable reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic. The online multiplayer feature, however, was criticized for its performance issues. Gamespot, who gave the game an 8/10, stated that online lag frequently ruined the experience. By the end of September 2019, the game had sold over 3.93 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling games on the Switch. The game has also received several game award nominations including 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Award - Family Game of the Year.

Production Staff:

Producer
Takashi Tezuka, Hiroyuki Kimura

Director
Yosuke Oshino

Planning / Game Design
Shigefumi Hino, Yasuhisa Yamamura, Hajime Nakao, Eiji Mukao, Takayuki Ikkaku, Yuhei Ariyama (MC), Shoichiro Takeyoshi (MC), Kana Aiba (MC), Tatsuya Nawata (MC), Takuma Sawada (MC)

Visual
Ryota Akutsu, Emi Tomita, Haruka Nishinaga, Kureha Ura, Kaori Shinto, Kenshiro Yano, Satoko Higashi, Masanao Arimoto, Yasuyo Iwawaki, Taro Nonaka, Shikou Yamaue, Naoki Yamada, Miki Aoki, Karon Shiihara, Yasutomo Nishibe, Kazuyuki Endo, Makoto Ota

Cinema
Takumi Kawagoe, Hiroki Hirano, Satoshi Tanabe (MOX), Yuka Fujimoto (MOX)

Program
Fumiya Nakano (SRD), Junya Okamoto (SRD), Keigo Nakanishi (SRD), Hisashi Okada (SRD), Chihiro Okada (SRD), Masayuki Kuwajima (SRD), Mahito Idehara (SRD), Shogo Kihara (SRD), Makoto Sasaki (SRD), Koji Sakai (SRD), Takuma Deguchi (SRD), Jun Tsuzuki (SRD), Rikuta Gamo (SRD), Yuki Hashizume (SRD), Yusaku Shimizu (SRD), Shinji Okuda (SRD), Nobuhiro Sumiyoshi (SRD), Daiki Kimura (SRD), Nobuhiro Matsumura (SRD), Shinya Osaki (SRD), Makoto Shirakawa (SRD), Satoru Takahata (SRD), Nobuhiko Sadamoto (SRD), Shogo Miyata (SRD), Kenji Hishiyama (SRD)

Server
Keishi Asa, Kimihiko Shimomura, Yuki Mitsui, Shuhei Oshita, Yusuke Kobayashi, Tomoaki Toyama, Yuta Yoshimoto

Music
Koji Kondo, Atsuko Asahi, Toru Minegishi, Sayako Doi

Sound
Takahiko Fujita, Taiyo Furukawa, Takahisa Yamamoto

HTML Content
Aki Sakurai, Yasushi Matsubara, Kiyomi Itani, Tatsuya Kodera

Support
Makoto Yonezu, Koichi Kyuma, Koichi Hayashida, Shiro Mouri, Daisuke Shimizu, Makoto Takano, Haruki Tojo, Noboru Hizukuri, Shigetoshi Kitayama, Yuki Sawatani, Momoko Shibutani, Yukari Suzuki, Shuhei Maekawa, Kazuhiro Nakari, Yuhiki Otsuki, Tomohiro Umeda, Takehiro Oyama, Yoshito Yasuda

Testing
Takeshi Saigō, Maki Yoshitake, Mahoto Sawada, Nobutoshi Matsudaira, Mario Club Co. Ltd., Pole To Win Co. Ltd., NOA Product Testing

Localization
Reiko Ninomiya, Tim O'Leary, Rich Amtower, Michael Bendetto, Billy Caroll, Ambra Gostoli, Hanako Furuya, Michael Frisch, Grace Yon, Sabrina Jouillat, David Caussèque, Chiara Botta, Giacomo Iacumin, Arne Glinka, Katharina Glowotz, Enrique Sánchez Rosa, Jónatan Marcos Millán, Patrick Koudstaal, Lennart Rotteveel, Christian Buter, Dmitrii Kaloev

Special Thanks
Arisa Hosaka, Takuhiro Dohta, Yoshiyuki Sawada, Shunsuke Makita, Keijiro Inoue, Yoshiyuki Oyama, Yoshihisa Morimoto, Keisuke Nishimori, Yoshifumi Masaki, Kenta Motokura, Daisuke Watanabe, Kazunori Hashimoto, Nanako Tokuno, Yuki Shimizu, Ryo Koizumi, Hirokazu Matsui, Akiko Yamaguchi, Yuri Adachi, Kosei Kitamura, Masanobu Sato, Keisuke Umeda, Yuki Kaneko, Moe Shirataki, Takahiro Nishigaki, Jeff Miller, Kirk Andt, Atsushi Matsuda, Takuya Kojima, Megumi Inoue, Entertainment Planning & Development Division (EPD), SRD Co., Ltd., Mox Co., Ltd.

Special Adviser
Toshihiko Nakago (SRD)

General Producer
Shinya Takahashi

Executive Producer
Shuntaro Furukawa

INFOBOX
Version: Nintendo Switch (WW)
Source: Kyoto Report Investigative Methods. Game Credits. Nintendo JP.
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