E3 2015: Super Mario Maker amiibo Support Detailed

During its E3 Digital Event today, Nintendo lifted the veil on the amiibo support in the upcoming Super Mario Maker. By tapping an amiibo to the Wii U GamePad during a level, Mario can take on the appearance of the amiibo character when he collects a Super Mushroom. 8-bit versions of Wii Fit Trainer and Link were shown off using the feature, but exactly how many amiibo will be supported remains to be seen.

Nintendo also announced a new 8-bit Mario amiibo that, when tapped during a Super Mario Maker level, will transform Mario into a giant 8-bit hero. The new amiibo is expected to launch alongside Super Mario Maker on September 11.