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Tezuka on Mario Maker – considering various ideas, no mobile integration, no multiplayer, more

Posted on June 17, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U

Along with comments about Yoshi’s Wooly World, NZGamer’s interview with Takashi Tezuka contains various bits about Mario Maker. You can find those remarks below and the full interview here.

On whether it’s been hard to create a medium for players to share the courses or toys they create/whether it had to be built from the ground up or has there been something else (like a store) that has been worked on that Nintendo has been creating for other titles…

That’s actually something that we’re working on now. We actually have a lot of different options, but we’re trying to figure out what would be the best for this game. We could use Miiverse as a platform, possibly export videos to YouTube or we can have something built straight into Mario Maker, and we’re just evaluating our options right now.

On the possibility of viewing attached videos uploaded to YouTube from inside Mario Maker to look at a run through before downloading a course…

Among many, many things we’re considering, we do have some of those ideas, but we just haven’t made any decisions about what we’re actually going to do.

On whether there are plans for mobile integration…

We’re just making for the Wii U.

On what else will be included in Mario Maker besides making/sharing levels…

First, I’d like to say that we’re thinking about music. We haven’t decided exactly how far we’d like to go with it, but in any case we do want to make a simple way to have fun creating your own music. The people working on Mario Maker, they want to do a lot of things with this tool. They’re having fun with it themselves, so we’re thinking of a lot of things. Actually, we have so many ideas that we’re having a hard time narrowing down what we actually want to put in this game.

On the possibility of Miiverse support…

We’re not that far just yet. As I said earlier, we’re just trying to figure out what’s best for this title.

On the ability to have multiplayer/co-op like what we see in New Super Mario Bros Wii and Wii U and selectable characters…

Yes, I would like to use other characters, for one, and as far as multiplayer, I’m pretty set on probably not. What’s important about this game is the creation part, and we really want to focus on that.

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