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Super Mario Maker coming to Nintendo 3DS

The Wii U game is going portable — with some limitations

Nintendo's Super Mario level creation tool, Super Mario Maker, is coming to Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Direct presentation today.

Known simply as Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, the portable version of the Wii U game let players create and play their own Mario levels in the style of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. Players will be able to share their Mario creations via local wireless and StreetPass, but players won't be able to upload them to the internet for others to play.

Nintendo says that Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS will support levels originally created on Wii U, though the company warned that not all levels will be compatible with the portable version. Some features, like the Mystery Mushroom, are apparently exclusive to the Wii U version of Super Mario Maker.

The 3DS version will also feature 100 built-in, Nintendo-developed courses, though players won't be able to search for specific Wii U courses based on their course ID.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS will be released Dec. 2, 2016 in North America and Europe.

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