Nintendo is adding one of its most iconic characters to Super Mario Maker 2, the Nintendo Switch game that lets players design their own Super Mario levels. With Super Mario Maker 2 update 2.0, players can grab a new power-up called the Master Sword that will transform Mario into Link, the hero from The Legend of Zelda franchise.
Nintendo fans will recognize the Master Sword right away; it's Link's signature weapon and an important part of The Legend of Zelda story. In Super Mario Maker 2, Link can use his bow, bombs, shield, and a dash attack, making him much different to control than Mario and his friends.
Super Mario Maker 2 supports up to four players and features a short story campaign. The main focus of the game is creating your own Super Mario stages and checking out what other people have made online.
The original Super Mario Maker on Wii U also included Link, but he was only a playable costume. Link's unique items in Super Mario Maker 2 will give players new ways to solve puzzles, and will likely inspire some wonderfully creative levels from diehard Zelda fans.
Check out the full trailer below to see all of the cool features coming to Super Mario Maker 2 with update 2.0 on December 5: