Nintendo has confirmed on its support page that they are planning to delist the super-fun Super Mario Maker on the Wii U system on 31st March 2021. The company will also be erasing the online functionality for the game on the very same date. If you own the game on your Wii U you will still be able to play the game on your system, but it won’t have any online functionality after this date. The company said the following “We would like to thank all players for supporting Super Mario Maker for Wii U over the past five years” Here’s what the page says:
Discontinuation of certain services
From March 31st 2021, it will no longer be possible to upload courses in Super Mario Maker for Wii U. On the same day, the Super Mario Maker Bookmark website will also close.
It will still be possible to play courses uploaded before the service discontinuation.
In preparation for the discontinuation of these online services, Super Mario Maker for Wii U will be removed from sale on Nintendo eShop on January 13th 2021. It will still be possible to redownload the game after this date.
There is no impact on Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch.
We would like to thank all players for supporting Super Mario Maker for Wii U over the past five years.
Planned service end date: March 31st 2021
Please note that depending on the circumstances, these services may be discontinued earlier than the above-mentioned date.
Services that will end
- The ability to upload courses in Super Mario Maker for Wii U
- The Super Mario Maker Bookmark website
Due to this, the following features within the software’s Course World will also become unavailable:
- Updating the ranking of liked courses
- Looking up your bookmarked courses
An error message will be displayed when trying to access these discontinued services after their end date.