Super Mario Maker 2 becomes Super Zelda Maker with playable Link

Link from the series is among the new characters coming to in a free downloadable update coming Dec. 5.

At first glance, it may seem like Link, who will only be playable in the game style, is just a rehash of the cosmetic Link Amiibo costume that was available in the first on the Wii U.

But this version of Link is more than just a visual upgrade, with the ability to attack enemies with sword and dash attacks, block projectiles with a shield, and throw bombs that can destroy blocks. Link can also shoot arrows in three different directions to collect far-off items.

Link’s integration into follows the addition of a “Dungeon Maker” mode in the recent Switch re-release of . Neither one is quite the full-fledged “Zelda Maker” game some fans have been clamoring for, but it shows Nintendo is at least toying with the idea in a few different ways.

‘s first major content update will also include a couple of new enemy options (Spike and Pokey), new block types (frozen coins and P-switch blocks) and a super-speed-providing Dash Block in the game style. Nintendo is also introducing a new Ninji Speedruns mode where Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to race online against other players in Nintendo-designed courses that “will be distributed periodically,” according to the trailer.

The update schedule for is so far very similar to that for the original . That game saw a major update a couple of months after release, adding important new features like checkpoints and discoverability improvements. The first received periodic minor updates for about two years after that but only one that really added new content to the game’s level-creation toolset. Here’s hoping Nintendo’s support for the sequel remains more robust.

This week’s content update follows on a previous update that finally provided the promised ability to play multiplayer courses with friends.

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