Nintendo of America announced it will be shutting down the online services for the Wii U version of Super Mario Maker on March 31, 2021.
“As of March 31, 2021, it will no longer be possible to upload courses in the Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U system,” said Nintendo. “On the same day, the Super Mario Maker Bookmark website will also close. As a result, Super Mario Maker for the Wii U system will be removed from Nintendo eShop on January 12, 2021.
“Please note that depending on the circumstances, these services may be discontinued earlier than the above-mentioned date.”
Beginning on 3/31, it will no longer be possible to upload courses in #SuperMarioMaker for #WiiU. Please see the link below for more information. Thank you to all the players for supporting the Wii U version of the Super Mario Maker game since 2015!https://t.co/aPtUh8QVd6 pic.twitter.com/bZahjD3yK7
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 25, 2020
The rest of the post on the discontinuation below:
Services that will end
- The ability to upload courses in the Wii U version of Super Mario Maker
- The Super Mario Maker Bookmark website
Due to this, the following features within the software’s Course World will also become unavailable:
- Updating the ranking of liked courses
- Looking up your bookmarked courses
An error message will be displayed when trying to access these discontinued services after their end date.
It will still be possible to play courses that were uploaded before the course upload feature was discontinued, and to redownload the game after its removal from Nintendo eShop. There will be no impact on the Super Mario Maker 2 game for the Nintendo Switch system.
We would like to thank all players for supporting Super Mario Maker on Wii U over the past five years.