Now you can play Babymetal on Super Mario Maker

Posted by on April 28, 2016

babymarioIf you’ve enjoyed playing Babymetal’s two albums, perhaps you’ll enjoy playing Babymetal themselves even more. As of today, Japanese fans of the band (and there are many of them) will be able to download Su-metal, Moametal and Yuimetal as playable characters on Super Mario Maker for Nintendo’s Wii U. They’ll be available as part of the Mystery Mushroom costume. The way it works, as you can see in the video below, is that when Mario gets the mushroom, he transforms from an Italian plumber to a Japanese j-pop/metal trio, making the appropriate Babymetal-like noises.

There’s no word on if or when the Babymetal download will make it’s way to these shores or anywhere else other than Japan, but given their sales here, there’s definitely at least somewhat of an audience for it, and the band’s U.S. tour kicks off next week. Here’s where you’ll be able to catch them:

5/04 New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
5/05 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
5/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
5/08 Concord, NC @ Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (Festival)
5/10 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
5/11 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
5/13 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
5/14 Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion(Festival)
7/12 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
7/14 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
7/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater
[via Loudwire]

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