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Super Mario Maker Wii U being delisted from eShop on 31st March 2021

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:Β 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.

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    1. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

      Everything has a beginning and an end…

    1. That’s what companies want you to believe. But their real agenda is to milk the cow until it’s dead then move on. Every “game as a service” will be abandoned as soon as it’s not making enough profit anymore. Is Anthem still going? And what about Fallout 76? I heard that many devs from Anthem were moved to other projects a while ago.

  1. At least Super Mario Maker 2 is more of the same?

    Plus, it actually has an objective, rather than just making random stages.

    Sucks for all those amiibo/event sprites like Mario-kun, the Famitsu mascot, and some anime girls. Maybe those sprites will see better life in actual NES/SNES rom hacks (because it would be stupid not to).

  2. I mean, the only thing MM1 has/had over MM2 was the amiibo costumes. I’m just a little bit surprised they’re killing it off now while leaving other games alone.

    I’ll officailly call the Wii U irrevocably dead when the original Splatoon servers go down. Sometimes I go back and play the original one for old times sake; there are some good stages that didn’t come back for 2- Urchin Underpass, Hammerhead Bridge, Flounder Heights…

  3. I really love super mario maker, it hurts that the “new” super mario bros deluxe is selling better. More people should support mario maker 2, it sold well but it should be better.

    I still play the wii u version, hands down one of the best games of the wii u era.

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