Rumor: Mario Maker to be announced for 3DS next week
posted on 06.05.14 at 09:32 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Use the 3DS stylus to create your own Mario stages... maybe.

Nintendo will announce a Mario Maker for 3DS at E3, according to a supposed leaked image from the expo show floor, which is currently under construction.

Mario Maker

The image was posted on Nintendo Enthusiast earlier today, but was dismissed as fake given the amount of false leaks that usually appear around this time. However, Polygon’s Michael McWhertor seems to be hinting at it being a little more legitimate than people think.

Judging by the image, the game, if a real product, will use the 3DS stylus to let players create their own Mario game stages.

Thanks, Polygon.

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  • MrFinalgamer

    So this will basically be LBP level editor with Mario, and it appears to be classic Super Mario Bros, because god forbid we use Mario World sprites(although that could bring Kaizo flashbacks *shivers*)

  • penemue

    Little Big Planet comes to my mind too, and probably most peoples.
    I recall some Nintendo fans asking for something similar from Nintendo when LBP was released, but they remarked something along the lines of that they made the best levels and didn’t see the point in giving people a level editor because their levels would be the best, I tried to find the source online but no luck.

  • DukeVerde

    And here I thought this would be like Princess Maker… Except you get to raise Mario. <_<

  • Anime10121

    So…Megaman minus egaman plus ario
    Universe times God
    equals Mario Maker

    sounds legit ;)

    seriously though, I’m surprised its taken them this long to come out with something like this…

  • Syltique

    If it’s cheap, that could be pretty fun I guess.

    Personally, I tend to like the professionally made levels best. I’m sure some people can make neat ones though.

    • Invisbin

      Believe it or not, that’s my argument for not downloading fan mods for games. Just doesn’T feel the same.

  • AdamBoy64

    Hmmm. Not much of a creator myself, but perhaps playing some good created levels will be nice.

  • Nesther

    Brace for one million dick-shaped levels being uploaded on day one.

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    Little Mario Planet… Cute, It will accent Nintendlanders nicely.

  • tokyobassist

    Damn…I was hoping for an SNES Remix. A man can dream.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Could be a cool little eShop title.

  • $18114340

    Mario Maker? Alt title: “Nintendo Simulator”.

  • McPoo

    Could the stylus not also indicate it’s a Wii U game?

  • Tetsu

    It really does look out of place.

    Every other wall is a Smash Bros. fighter, and a then a random Mario Maker panel.