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Watch PlatinumGames' Kenji Saito create a stage in Super Mario Maker

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If you don't know Kenji Saito by name, you almost definitely know his work: he's directed PlatinumGames titles like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and more recently, Transformers: Devastation.

Recently, Polygon visited PlatinumGames Inc's headquarters in Osaka, Japan and asked if Saito would try his hand at building a stage in Super Mario Maker. The resulting level: a hectic, action-packed Super Mario Bros 3 stage that feels undeniably PlatinumGames.

Above, watch Saito create and explain his Mario Maker stage — and when you're done, play it for yourself: the Course ID is 05AA-0000-0213-4647, and you can add it to your in-game bookmarks on Nintendo's Mario Maker bookmark site.

As an added bonus, we also asked Saito to elaborate on his tweet last year mentioning his desire to make a video game based on the anime Kill La Kill. His answer should make fans of the show very happy:

This is just the beginning of Devs Make Mario's second season — we've got plenty more episodes on the way each Wednesday featuring creators from all over the world. Special thanks to DDM's Ben Judd for helping with interpretation on this week's episode!

Have a game developer you'd like to see try their hand at Mario Maker? Let us know in the comments and they may appear in a future episode!

(Music: NΣΣT)

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