Super Mario Maker had a lot of interesting things to do, being a Mario level editor first and foremost, but one feature that often went overlooked was its fairly deep amiibo support. The game had support for almost every amiibo on the market at the time, and allowed you to use any scanned amiibo character in multiple versions of Mario levels. Not only that, some of them even had custom sound effects based on their own games. While some people will never be a fan of the concept of amiibos, it was one of the more inventive uses of the toys. However, it’s possible the upcoming sequel, Super Mario Maker 2, could be dropping them entirely.
Some online fans have noticed something odd about the promotional posters for Super Mario Maker 2- particularly, what it didn’t have that other recent Nintendo titles did. As compiled at GameFAQs, you can check out promotional posters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Yoshi’s Crafted World, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. All had amiibo logos in their promotional material, but Super Mario Maker 2 lacks the same. Of course, for now we have to file this under speculation, since Nintendo still hasn’t detailed a lot of the game’s features (we’re not even sure what role online functionality will play in the game, though limited editions of the title will have a free year of Nintendo Switch Online). We’ll keep you updated either way.
Super Mario Maker 2 will release on Nintendo Switch on June 28th. While we don’t know if amiibos will be in, we do know what time periods of the Mario franchise the game draws from, which you can check out through here in the meantime.