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Super Mario Maker 2's first big update brings new mode, playable Link

Another popular Nintendo character makes an appearance in the DIY Switch game Super Mario Maker 2, this time with his own skillset.

A recent update to Nintendo’s DIY game Super Mario Maker 2 brings a Legend of Zelda themed power-up into the fray but, unlike the costumes in the original Mario Maker, the new look remixes how the game itself can be played.

The addition of a playable Link to Super Mario Maker 2 isn’t quite a full-fledged Legend of Zelda-flavored Maker game, but the weapons and tools usable when playing as Link are a departure from the standard skills and power-ups typically used to play through Mario levels, as outlined in the video above.  

A handful of other new in-game elements are due to appear in the update as well, including new enemy types and a new speed run competition mode. It’s also the first major content update to hit Super Mario Maker 2 in the six months it’s been out, a notable departure from the more frequent pace Nintendo kept up with the first Super Mario Maker for the 3DS back in 2015.

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