Super Mario Maker is one of the most creative games on the Wii U offering players the chance to build their own Mario levels and play the way they want. However with the Wii U under performing Nintendo has instead turned to the Nintendo 3DS to continue to breath life into this game as revealed in the latest Nintendo Direct.

The new 3DS version of Super Mario Maker will offer a similar experience to the Wii U version, all items from the home console version will be usable (minus the mystery mushroom) and you can play other people’s levels, with a selection of Wii U courses available. However, this version of the game is more directed at the local experience allowing you to share courses with friends, or via Streetpass.

Where this differs mostly from the Wii U version is that levels created here will be unable to be uploaded online leaving a greater emphasis on physical connections. In this version there is also a feature that allows you to collaborate in building a course, you start one then you can streetpass it and someone else can finish it, this will help add a layer of connection that fails to exist on the Wii U.

Super Mario Maker will come to the Nintendo 3DS on December 2nd of this year.