'Mario Maker’ Gets Delayed

By @ultimate_nico on
''Mario'', a character in Nintendo Co Ltd's ''Mario Bros'' video games
''Mario'', a character in Nintendo Co Ltd's ''Mario Bros'' video games, is seen at the company's showroom in Tokyo July 28, 2011. Reuters/Toru Hanai

During the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, event last year, Nintendo revealed a very interesting project for the Wii U. The game was simply called “Mario Maker” where fans get to create their own Mario levels, which got many Nintendo enthusiasts excited. This would be the first time Mario fans would be able to edit their own levels and be able to challenge other experienced players to try and finish them. However, fans are going to have to wait a little bit longer, as it’s been revealed that “Mario Maker” is delayed.

The revelation of the delayed “Mario Maker” was revealed when the Nintendo company’s earnings PDF was released, which can be seen here. Rather than the early 2015 release date that Nintendo has promised, the game’s release date is listed as a vague 2015, with no signs of an official release date. A report from Gamespot has confirmed that another game titled “Project Guard” for the Wii U has also been given the ambiguous 2015 release date.

“Project Guard” is a title developed by legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. It’s a tower defense game similar to what has been seen in various mobile releases like “Kingdom Rush,” but it would rely heavily on the Wii U’s controller, making it slightly unique.

As it stands, there are still other Nintendo games slated for release in the first half of 2015. Addictive multiplayer title “Mario Party,” for example, is going to get yet another iteration titled “Mario Party 10” in the first half of 2015. The other popular Nintendo mascot Kirby also joins in with the new title “Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.”

No official statement has been given as to why “Mario Maker” will be delayed. Though it’s strange, games getting delayed in 2015 are nothing new. “The Witcher 3,” for example, has been delayed twice now, but it still has fans that are fairly excited for the game’s release. Surely Nintendo’s fans will be just as patient and excited.

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