Oh boy, you hear that? That’s the sound of millions of Amiibo collectors getting ready to go completely ape shit. Why? Well, let’s see… a new amiibo was announced, a golden one at that. And it’s a North American Walmart exclusive amiibo at that.
Oh and it’s of Mario. Yep, Nintendo has announced and confirmed that the Golden Mario amiibo will be released in the North American market on March 20th and that it will be a Walmart exclusive item. This amiibo will set you back $12.96 or more, depending on how many you crazy collectors purchase.
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mario has always been golden in the minds of his fans. On March 20, Nintendo will launch the Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition, a shiny gold-colored Mario figure that arrives on the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for the Wii U console. The Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition will be sold exclusively at 3,000 Walmart stores in the U.S. at launch at a retail price of $12.96.
Nintendo’s amiibo are interactive toys that come to life in compatible games in different ways. This new golden figure represents the third Mario amiibo. The other two Mario amiibo are:
• The original ‘fireball’ Mario from the Super Smash Bros. series.
• A new ‘wave’ Mario from the Super Mario series available on March 20, for a limited time bundled only with Mario Party 10.
The new gold-colored Mario amiibo is compatible with multiple games that support amiibo. For example, Mario Party 10 features a new amiibo Party mode that players can only access by tapping their compatible amiibo figures on the Wii U GamePad controller to customize them and bring them into the game as board pieces. Players can also save items to their amiibo, then use them strategically. Or players can train their amiibo to supercharge its stats and expand its abilities in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The full list of compatible games and amiibo can be found at http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/compatibility.
TLDR; New golden mario amiibo announced, queue the massive shitstorm and stay away from Walmart on March 20th!
Source: Nintendo Press