Nintendo Reveals the First Set of Amiibo Characters
Nintendo utilized their Nintendo Direct platform to make a number of exciting presentations today, including the “Wii U Games of Past, Present and Future” trailer above and a redesigned 3DS and 3DS XL with an extra joystick, improved 3D and upgraded CPU.
Nintendo also revealed the first dozen Amiibo characters will include Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, with more on the way in the future. This first set of figures will be released at the same time as Super Smash Bros for Wii U.
Touch, watch and connect to your games!
Discover amiibo, a brand new way to interact with your favourite Nintendo characters and games. If you touch your Wii U GamePad’s NFC touch point with the figure while playing certain games, data on the chip will be transferred into the game and used in a range of ways. As you play, your figure’s data will also be updated, so keep playing to make your amiibo unique!
See your amiibo battle and watch it grow
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U you can transfer the data from your amiibo so it can appear in the game and fight for you. As your amiibo fights, it will develop its own unique attributes and skills, becoming stronger and learning new moves. You can even add your own twist to combat by customising special moves!
In addition to Super Smash Bros for Wii U, you’ll be able to use amiibo in a number of other games – and how they’re used depends on the game! In the future, figures of a wide variety of characters from different franchises will be released.
Also compatible with Nintendo 3DS and 2DS
As well as working with Wii U, amiibo can also be used with Nintendo 3DS and 2DS via an accessory that is planned for release in 2015. Details about compatible software planned for Nintendo 3DS will be announced in the future.