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Nintendo confirms no Amiibo support for Super Mario Maker 2

Super Mario Maker 2 is coming, but don't expect the game to support your Amiibo addiction.


One of the coolest features of the original Super Mario Maker was the ability to link up your Amiibo with the game and unlock special features and items you could use in your stages. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that we’ll be getting to see any of that kind of stuff in Super Mario Maker 2, as Nintendo has confirmed that there will be no Amiibo support in the upcoming sequel to the Mario level creator.

While visiting a special press event to check out Super Mario Maker 2, GameXplain confirmed with Nintendo representatives that Super Mario Maker 2 will not offer Amiibo support. For those looking forward to the mystery mushroom customs in the original, this might be a bit of a downer, but we could always see the little toy figures make a return at some point down the road, after the game’s initial release.

Nintendo confirms no Amiibo support for Super Mario Maker 2
Leave those Amiibo at home, Super Mario Maker 2 won't support them at launch.

It’s unclear if the lack of support at launch means we’ll never see Amiibo make an appearance in Super Mario Maker 2, as Nintendo hasn’t officially stated that. In fact, the original Super Mario Maker received a lot of updates throughout its life cycle, which lead us to believe that we could see something similar to Super Mario Maker 2. For now, though, all we can is stare at our shelves full of Amiibo and cry in pain as we watch the dust begin to build up upon their shoulders.

The additional features that Amiibo brought into Super Mario Maker will be missed when Super Mario Maker 2 releases later this year. Hopefully Nintendo patches things up in the future, or we could see more users steering away from their Amiibo addictions. Still, there’s just something nice about having Mario and other Nintendo characters always watching over you, so who knows how much this will actually affect Amiibo sales as whole, as plenty of other games allow you to drop your Amiibo on the Switch and pick up some nice rewards. There's still a lot to love about Super Mario Maker 2, though, as you can see in our hands-on preview of the upcoming sequel.

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    May 30, 2019 11:15 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Nintendo confirms no Amiibo support for Super Mario Maker 2

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      May 30, 2019 11:18 AM


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      May 30, 2019 11:54 AM

      In other news, Nintendo continues to monetize and milk consumer wallets.

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      May 30, 2019 11:58 AM

      That kind of sucks, the Amiibo characters in MM1 were a lot of fun.

      The building interface in MM2 also seems a lot more straightforward while the MM1 builder interface was more toylike and had a lot of surprises. Maybe Tezuka wasn't involved in MM2 but they really scaled back on the "hidden surprise" aspect this time around.

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      May 30, 2019 1:32 PM

      I bet they just didn’t want to make animations for all of them since there are so many now.

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        May 30, 2019 4:37 PM

        That or they are close to the cart size limit and made some cuts to save on cart space.

    • Zek legacy 10 years
      May 30, 2019 1:47 PM

      I would hope that they can still do the mystery mushroom without Amiibos, at least the ones they've already created. That seems like a no-brainer.

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        May 30, 2019 3:07 PM

        It'd be nice but it might be a casualty of the multiplayer mode, imagine if everyone looked like the exact same Wario.

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      May 30, 2019 3:19 PM

      I haven't seen much in stores, just noticed yesterday. Feels like they're either moving away from it or something new is coming

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      May 30, 2019 3:39 PM

      Someone go check on Kelsey Lewin

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      May 30, 2019 5:33 PM

      Press F to pay respects to this cutie:

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        May 30, 2019 5:34 PM

        The little pose every character would do when you pressed up was so good

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