Super Mario Maker 2 has just launched for the Nintendo Switch and it is already up and running on a PC through Yuzu Switch Emulator.
Yuzu is a Nintendo Switch emulator that is available on PC. It is still in development and the developers have launched a Patreon to support the project, but the progress that they have made so far on it is remarkable to say the least, as many commercial games can boot and some can even be finished on it.
Yuzu is releasing a new July build for its supporters on Patreon and one of the games that were shown to run on the emulator was Super Mario Maker 2, the new simulation and platforming game from Nintendo based on the Mario IP.
The video above shows how Super Mario Maker 2 can run on Yuzu Switch Emulator and while it is not perfect, it is a great starting point from where further development can improve and make it playable. The same was the case last year with Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee being playable on Yuzu Switch Emulator at launch.
While the games are running now, they usually have issues which can take some time to solve. It is still a good first step in the direction of emulating Nintendo Switch games. Emulation itself is a two-sided road and while it can lead to piracy, it also helps preserves games and can let them run at a higher resolution or frame rate.