Shaun the Sheep scores level in Nintendo Super Mario Maker
ardman today announces a new partnership with gaming giants Nintendo and introduces Shaun the Sheep into the award-winning game, Super Mario Maker for Wii U.
The action takes place in a brand new Event Course called Shaun’s Mossy Mole Mischief, inspired by Shaun’s home, Mossy Bottom Farm, where Mario encounters mischievous Monty Moles, crazy contraptions and silly secrets. Once completed, the player unlocks a Shaun the Sheep costume that allows Mario to take on Shaun’s appearance!
From head to hoof, the costume completely transforms our hero and gives him the woolly look of Shaun the Sheep. He’s not guilty of pulling the wool over players’ eyes however, and with a special pose hints at his true identity by remaining dressed in his iconic blue dungarees, red cap, brown shoes and white gloves.
Responsible for creating some of the world’s best-loved and most recognisable characters, Aardman worked closely with Nintendo to carefully bring Shaun’s Mossy Bottom Farm into the Mushroom Kingdom, and the final result presents players with un-bleat-able fun and frolics.
Never before has an Aardman character appeared in a Super Mario game, but the brand’s most recent release Super Mario Maker – available exclusively on Wii U – breaks the traditional rules of gameplay, making it the perfect title to introduce something new and unexpected to delight fans.
Daniel Efergan, Digital Group Creative Director at Aardman said: “Having grown up in a generation of technology that, due to its nature of exposing its inner workings, allowed you to build and adjust your own games – it’s what inspired me and many here in Aardman’s interactive team to do what we do. Super Mario Maker harks back to that age, inspiring a new generation of happy creators. To have one of our icons hanging out with one of our idols, and for such an exceptional project, is a dream come true.”
Super Mario Maker enables players to play, create and share their very own Super Mario courses. With a practically infinite number of possibilities, players can use the Wii U GamePad touch screen to add enemies, blocks, pipes and more, creating their own dream Mario course as they go. There are already over 6.2 million courses available to play, with more being added all the time.
This new Shaun the Sheep Event Course, which gives players the Shaun costume, will be available to play globally from the afternoon of Friday 3rd June. Players will simply need to visit the game’s “Course World” menu and select “Event Courses”, then pick this level to start playing it straight away.