More stuff coming to Super Mario Maker, just in time for Christmas! Nintendo has announced in Japan that Mr. Saturn and Master Belch sprites, from EarthBound, will be added to the Mystery Mushroom roster, distributed by the usual method (beating an Event Course). Right now that announcement has been made only for Japan, but we can safely assume we’re also getting these sprites, given the heavily Japanese ones we’ve been receiving over the past two months. These two Mario skins will be added to the game tomorrow in Japan.
UPDATE: The EarthBound sprites were released in America tonight.
Here’s the Japanese Mr. Saturn trailer:
And the one for Master Belch:
One update that has a confirmed American release is the Super Mario Maker Bookmark website. It was promised a while ago that players would be able to access a more robust line of search functions than the in-game engine provides, and that day will come December 21. A detailed search menu will let you use keywords, search among subjects, and everything else a proper search tool is supposed to do. You can also browse on the website with the tools from the game, but there’s not much point in that.