Super Mario Maker and 8-Bit Mario Amiibo Bundles Announced
Nintendo has unveiled some awesome, upcoming bundles featuring Super Mario Maker and the 8-bit Mario amiibo figurine.
One of the most-anticipated Wii U releases of 2015, Super Mario Maker, is getting some special bundles. To commemorate the launch of this level-designing platformer, Nintendo is pairing up Super Mario Maker with its tie-in 8-bit Mario amiibo (via Nintendo Life). Since Super Mario Maker and this retro-style amiibo are likely going to be two of Nintendo's hottest products of the year, we're glad to see them being available in one package. While we've seen a few Wii U games launch with their tie-in amiibo figurine (Yoshi's Woolly World will offer a similar combo), Super Mario Maker will be one of the first Nintendo games to have a 32GB Wii U system bundle featuring the game and its amiibo. While only Nintendo of Europe announced these bundles, we wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo of America makes a similar announcement soon.
Here are the three different bundles and their contents:
- Super Mario Maker Wii U Premium Pack: a black Wii U Premium console, a physical copy of Super Mario Maker, a Hardcover Artbook and a Classic Colours Mario amiibo from the Mario 30th Anniversary Collection
- Super Mario Maker Limited Edition Pack: a physical copy of Super Mario Maker, a Hardcover Artbook and a Classic Colours Mario amiibo from the Mario 30th Anniversary Collection
- Super Mario Maker Standard Edition Pack: a physical copy of Super Mario Maker and a Hardcover Artbook
Nintendo also confirmed that the digital version of Super Mario Maker will include a PDF of the artbook, which is also going to be sold separately. A Super Mario Maker artbook filled with all kinds of retro-style Super Mario concept art sounds quite enticing.
Super Mario Maker will launch on Sept. 11 for Wii U. While Nintendo hasn't formally announced the previously mentioned bundles for a North American launch, we have a feeling they will. The red and brown 8-bit Mario amiibo is set to launch on Sept. 11 as well. Nintendo is also doing a red and blue modern color version of the 8-bit Mario amiibo, which is set to launch in Europe on Oct. 23.
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