Nintendo will be end of course downloads for the Wii U version of Super Mario Maker on March 31, 2021. On the same day, Nintendo will close the Super Mario Maker Bookmark website. The company will also be removing the game for Wii U from its eShop on January 12.
The changes will cause the game’s Course World features to be unavailable, such as finding courses with bookmarks and updating course rankings that you like. Users who attempt to access either will see an error message on or after March 31. However, users will still be able to read courses that were downloaded before the feature was discontinued.
From 03/31, it will no longer be possible to download lessons in #SuperMarioMaker for #Wii U. Please see the link below for more information. Thanks to all 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
While Nintendo has not provided a reason why these changes will be implemented, it has indicated that the shutdown will have no impact on Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch. It’s possible, however, that the Wii U version isn’t as popular as its Switch counterpart, and Nintendo thinks support for both versions is too expensive.