A little while back when Nintendo held the Nintendo Direct for the announcement of the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary festivities, they also announced a Grand Prix which will happen across Smash Bros. Deluxe, Super Mario Maker 2, and Splatoon 2 on Switch with winners getting a special 35th-anniversary premium medal. What they didn’t announce at the time were the details for the event. Today, we have a little bit that we can update you on with the Super Mario Maker 2 portion of the Grand Prix.
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The Super Mario Maker 2 version of the Grand Prix will start on November 18th and will run for a week until November 25th. Now keep in mind that this is for Japan, even though Nintendo also mentioned that it would be happening for the States during the Nintendo Direct, they have yet to update any information regarding that yet. The Super Mario Maker 2 Grand Prix will be a time trial course where the top 100 times will be awarded a premium 35th anniversary medal which dons the Super Mario Maker 2 logo on one side and the Mario 35th Anniversary logo on the other side.
When Nintendo announced the Grand Prix, they announced that there will be 300 medals for each title, and that is still the case as the remaining 200 medals will be offered via a lottery that anyone can enter. So if you don’t have access to a Switch or Mario Maker 2, you can still participate in the event at your opportunity to get one of the medals. This I think is great, good job Nintendo.
The Grand Prix for Super Mario Maker 2 kicks off on November 18th and runs for a week until November 25th in Japan. Hopefully, Nintendo will announce something soon for the United States and other territories because I’m sure other players worldwide would love to participate.