Tomorrow, Princess Daisy will be making her debut in Super Mario Maker. Now when level builders drop a Mystery Mushroom into their courses, there’s a chance it will transform the level’s players into the brunette princess.
Daisy is the second new character costume to appear in the game just this week. Yesterday, Nintendo added the character Yamamura as another costume option. Never heard of Yamamura? Well, you’re not alone. Yamamura is a pigeon from the Super Mario Maker instructional comics (weird, I know). While I am actually pretty excited about the opportunity to play any game as a pigeon, the move still felt like a snub for poor Daisy. Daisy has appeared in dozens of Mario games and has a legion of fans at her back. They were displeased.
There are already a ton of costumes available (via the Mystery Mushroom system), featuring everyone from Captain Toad to Isabelle to a Wii Balance Board (yes, really) to Mario driving an honest-to-God Mercedes-Benz to Mario flying an old-timey airplane (officially sanctioned by Southwest Airlines). Gotta love that commercialization.