Possible level editor in New Super Mario Bros. U successor

Future 2D Mario titles may receive a level editor, hinted New Super Mario Bros. U director Masataka Takemoto in an interview with GamesTM.

The recently-released New Super Mario Bros. U gives players control over where coins are placed in Coin Battle mode. However, this option probably makes players wish they were given more freedom. Fortunately for them, Takemoto said that he thinks this feature is a step closer to giving players more control.

When asked about the option of creating and sharing Mario stages, he stated, “There is a possibility of this happening in future, but there’s no use just blindly making that feature available… it has to be something that is uniquely Nintendo.”

A level editor in 2D Mario games with a system to share user-made stages with others would surely flourish in the online community that Nintendo has started with Miiverse.

As no Mario games yet have included the ability to create stages, implementing this structure would provide an entirely new feature to distinguish the next New Super Mario Bros. title from its predecessors.

What do you think about a stage editor for future 2D Mario games? And what do you think Mr Takemoto means when he says, “uniquely Nintendo”?