Super Mario Maker 2 version 2 adds playable Link

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You'll have his sword. And shield.

The Super Mario Maker 2 version 2 update is coming later this week and brings Link as a playable character, Nintendo has announced.

The iconic Legend of Zelda protagonist will be available in Super Mario Bros. 1-themed levels via a new Master Sword power-up. Rather than the cosmetic transformation seen via the original Mario Maker’s Mystery Mushroom power-up, the Master Sword provides Link’s complete set of weapons and moves. This includes his sword, bombs, bow and arrows and shield.

Ver. 2.0.0 also adds frozen coins, a P-Block, Spike and Pokey. Super Mario 3D World-themed levels will also get new Dash Blocks.

Expect the Super Mario Maker 2 version 2 update from 5 December (likely 6 December here in Australia). The game’s available now on Nintendo Switch.