Mario fans rejoice, Super Mario Maker 2 is finally getting released for the Nintendo Switch—and this is one video game parents actually won’t mind their kids playing all summer long. In fact, you’ll probably want to play along, too!

In 2015, Nintendo released its epic Super Mario Maker for the Wii, which allowed gamers to not only play Super Mario, but allowed them to create their own levels. A long-anticipated sequel to the game is now set to be released for the Switch, with a fresh new look and lots of exciting new features.

Unlike a traditional video game, this is a build-your-own game that allows players to add and move everything from bricks and terrain to coins and shells. Kids will be so busy having fun building challenging levels for their friends and family, they won’t even notice they are learning and developing STEM skills like math and engineering in the process.

Super Mario Maker 2 will be released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in June 2019, just in time for you to say yes to video games over summer break—without feeling guilty.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Nintendo via YouTube

 

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