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Nintendo has confirmed many amiibo hunters’ fear this morning. The Modern 8-Bit Mario amiibo will, indeed, be exclusive to the Super Mario Maker Deluxe Wii U set at launch.

Mario Maker amiibo
The Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle comes loaded with a copy of Super Mario Maker, an art book and a Modern 8-Bit Mario amiibo. This bundle is exclusive to Walmart stores and is available to pre-order now.

Judging by the language on the site — “Exclusively available in the Super Mario Maker Deluxe Set at launch” — we still expect to see an individual release of this amiibo in the near future.

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Written by Jason Ganos

Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.