Update: GameStop pre-orders here.
Pre-orders for the Amiibo figures are now starting to go live. All of the characters can be reserved on Amazon right here.. We’ll update this post when other retailers open pre-orders.
We also have a first look at the packaging for Amiibo. Check out the gallery below for all images.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. will launch “New Nintendo 3DS” and “New Nintendo 3DS XL” on October 11, 2014 in Japan, at the suggested retail prices of 16,000 yen and 18,800 yen (prices not including consumption tax), respectively. The systems will be the newest members of the Nintendo 3DS family, the sales of which in Japan alone are estimated to already top 16 million units to date.
The new C-Stick, ZL button and ZR button, which will enhance the play controls of the existing Nintendo 3DS hardware, have been added, and the new “Super-Stable 3D” function will provide players with an even more comfortable 3D gaming experience. Furthermore, the new “NFC feature” will enable the use of the “amiibo™” on Nintendo 3DS.
As for “New Nintendo 3DS,” the LCD screens are bigger than those of the existing Nintendo 3DS, and the exterior design of the hardware can be customized simply by exchanging the “Cover Plates,” which will be sold separately.
As for the overseas markets, our local subsidiaries will separately confirm. However, there will be no U.S. and European launches this calendar year.
New Nintendo 3DS is already getting one exclusive game that won’t be on the original models – Xenoblade Chronicles. However, that’s just the beginning. Nintendo has confirmed that New Nintendo 3DS will be receiving exclusive and non-exclusive software that takes advantage of the system’s CPU and will have improved graphics and controls.
Exclusive titles will be announced in the future. Note that old games will not be getting a graphical boost.
You can use Poké Balls or Master Balls to summon all kinds of Pokémon.
Fennekin uses Incinerate to create fire pillars in front of it. When the flame hits an opponent, it will cause repeated damage strikes.
Fletchling will follow its target around annoyingly and peck them numerous times.
You can make opponents fall over with Inkay’s Topsy-Turvy. Once your rivals fall down, they are extremely vulnerable.
Giratina shoots out a whirlwind by using Dragon Breath. If you don’t escape it in time, you can get carried off the screen.
This creature attacks rivals like lightning with Fury Swipes. Zoroark finishes off by slamming its opponent down to the ground.
Genesect will attack either with lasers or shots of light. Both will go through walls, so be careful.
Secret Sword is a powerful attack that will allow Keldeo to warp near an opponent and slash a wide area with its extended horn.
Arceus will use Gravity to slam down any nearby airborne opponents. If you aren’t on a platform, you will get dunked off the stage.
While Xerneas is on the stage, everyone’s launch power will increase. This will make opponents with even a small amount of damage easier to launch. The player who summoned Xerneas will get the biggest power boost.
Assist Trophies are items that, once picked up, cause one of a number of characters to come help your fighter in battle.
Straight out of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Isabelle will cheer on the fighter who summons her and provide him or her with various foods. These treats will heal any fighter who touches them, so watch out for enemies trying to snag your snacks!
Ghirahim appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. He moves like an acrobat and will attack with both sword and knife. Attacks against him will not fell him, and he can even teleport back into action should he get launched off the stage.
This enemy hails from the Kirby series. After he first appears as a power orb, he then changes into wizard form and proceeds to turn the entire screen pitch black. The players, of course, get lost in the blackness–this includes the CPU characters, who will make mistakes just like human players.
Phosphora first appeared in Kid Icarus: Uprising. This cool beauty will soar through the sky at high speed and shoot lightning bolts. Attacking her will make her flinch, but you cannot defeat her.
Color TV-Game 15
Color TV-Game 15 was a home game console released in Japan in 1977. Of all the game-related elements in Smash Bros., this has the honor of being the oldest.
In Smash Bros., paddles on the left and right will bounce a “ball” back and forth across the stage. Any fighters who gets hit by either the ball or a paddle will take damage and get launched.
Midna first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Her hair changes into a giant hand, then makes a grab at any enemy fighters nearby and tosses them into the air. Like grabs by fighters, Midna’s grab cannot be shielded against. Also, if there are no enemies close to her, she’ll chase some down by teleporting into the action.
Ashley is from the WarioWare series. When she appears, she creates a dark zone around her, and any enemies caught in it will move slowly and continuously take damage. There will also be various…changes…that take place.
Finally, any food eaten inside the dark zone will cause damage instead of healing it.
Mother Brain from the Metroid series is an enormous Assist Trophy that fires vertically tracking laser rays. Fighters caught in the rays will rack up numerous hits and damage, so it’s better not to be in front of her. By the way, it’s possible to defeat Mother Brain by attacking her.
An energy-based life-form that bears a striking resemblence to Samus. Dark Samus will fire high-speed and homing missiles at opponents and, if approached, will use strong attacks to launch enemies.
The good doctor from Brain Age likes to hang out off the stage and fling numbers at the fighters. When the numbers collide and equal 10, it will cause a giant explosion. You can change the direction of the number bubbles by attacking them.