Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date Revealed, And It's Potentially Just in Time for a Switch Lite Release

Nintendo has two big games coming in June and July.

Super Mario Maker 2 will be out on Nintendo Switch on June 28, Nintendo revealed today. This puts it less than a month before the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses in July, and potentially lines up a run of software for the new Switch model rumored for this summer.

In a typical Nintendo move, the Mario Maker 2 release date dropped right in the middle of the afternoon on the West Coast with little in the way of build-up or warning. It comes on the eve of Nintendo's fiscal year earnings release, which will includes the platform holder's forecast for the coming year.

Nintendo's decision to sandwich two major exclusives in the summer sparked speculation that it's preparing to reveal the so-called Switch Lite—a cheaper revision rumored for later this year. In a Bloomberg report published yesterday, the new Switch is pegged for the end of June. This puts it right on top of Mario Maker 2's release date.

If Nintendo is indeed planning a cheaper Switch revision for June, Mario Maker 2 would make a fine pairing with it. The original Mario Maker was a breakout hit on the Wii U, and the sequel is much anticipated by fans. Like the first game, it will allow players to create their very own Super Mario Bros. stages and share them around. Super Mario 3D World-style graphics are among the additions to Mario Maker 2.

Nintendo hasn't revealed too much about it, but you can find everything we know about Super Mario Maker 2 so far right here. In the meantime, Nintendo is apt to have quite a bit more news in the next few hours, so stay tuned.

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