Super Mario Maker 3DS won't support 3D gameplay

Bad news for the four of you who regularly use the stereoscopic 3D features of your 3DS: the official box art for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS has arrived, and on it, we can see a warning that says the game will only play in 2D. This means that your handy little 3D slider won't do anything when you're playing Super Mario Maker, dooming you to enjoy a mere two planes while you're crafting your levels.

Since we're just going off what the box art says here, there's no official reason why Nintendo chose to skip support for stereoscopic 3D in the 3DS version of Super Mario Maker. This isn't the first time we've seen a 3DS that's only playable in 2D, but most first-party Nintendo games use the 3D feature in some way – even the most recent Pokemon games allow users to turn on 3D during battles, despite the fact that it's disabled while players explore the overworld.

Support for 3D won't be the only thing Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS will be missing when it arrives. When Nintendo announced the game, it said that players won't have the ability to upload the courses they create to the internet – the only options players have for sharing courses comes down to StreetPass and Local Play.

Players also won't be able to use a stage's course ID to play it, meaning that the discovery of new levels basically relies on playing the 100-Mario Challenge, which is a game mode being ported over from the Wii U version. It's here that you'll be able to play through levels made with the Wii U version, though not all of them will be available.

Whether or not the lack of 3D support will have any noticeable effect on sales is unknown, but it doesn't seem likely. While there does seem to be a group of players who enjoy using the 3D feature on the 3DS frequently, many players are relatively indifferent about it. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS will be arriving on December 2.

VIA: Polygon

SOURCE: GameStop