In an unusual crossover that no one would have guessed, Nintendo and Aardman are teaming up to bring Shaun the Sheep to Super Mario Maker.
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.
Super Mario Maker creators and players can unlock Shaun the Sheep’s costume by completing a new Event Course called Shaun’s Mossy Mole Mischief starting on the 3rd June 2016. Don’t worry, it isn’t too taxing as you can see below:
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 is available now for Wii U.