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When Metroid Dread was unveiled at E3 2021 in June, we heard that new amiibo were planned featuring Samus Aran and E.M.M.I. Information was also provided soon after about how the new figures will work in the game.

Over on Nintendo’s Japanese website, additional details are provided regarding amiibo features in Metroid Dread. It covers how the original Metroid series as well as the Super Smash Bros. figures work in-game.

Here’s the full rundown:

Nintendo has announced another restock of the Animal Crossing amiibo cards for North America.

Starting in early September, Target will be carrying the cards once again. The first four sets will be appearing on store shelves once more for $5.99. Unfortunately, Target is indeed the exclusive retailer for this one. Since Nintendo specified “early September”, you may want to keep an eye on your local store as early as today. At the moment it doesn’t look like the cards will be available online, but we’ll let you know if anything changes on that front.

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A restock of the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo is available thanks to Amazon. The retailer is accepting new orders here. We wanted to confirm that this would remain live for some time before posting, and we can confirm it’s been up for several hours.

While the figure is certainly nice to look at, it offers compatibility with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Players can scan the amiibo from anywhere on the surface world to quickly travel to the sky, and it even works within dungeons. Then by scanning it again above the clouds, you can return to the same spot on the surface.

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The Nintendo UK store has started pre-orders for the upcoming Samus and E.M.M.I. amiibo. If interested, you can reserve it here.

The Samus and E.M.M.I. amiibo release on October 8 alongside Metroid Dread.

The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo has been “impacted by unforeseen shipping delays”, according to Nintendo. Some figures will be available as expected on July 16. However, the majority will be distributed later, with additional shipments now expected in August.

Nintendo shared the following in a statement:

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GameStop intends to restock the Ridley amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. line later this year, the retailer has announced. It will be an exclusive – meaning no other retailer will be carrying the figure.

Pre-orders for the restock are already open. If interested, you can reserve it here. Ridley will be back on October 8, just in time for Metroid Dread.

The Dark Samus amiibo is also seeing a reprint. At least right now, that one is looking like a Best Buy exclusive.

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If you missed out on the Dark Samus amiibo, you’ll be happy to hear that you’ll have another chance at adding the figure to your collection. A new listing just popped up today on Best Buy. According to the retailer, Dark Samus will be available once more on October 8.

You can pre-order the Dark Samus amiibo on Best Buy here. Other retailers will presumably follow soon. 

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Nintendo finally gave an update on the Super Smash Bros. line amiibo earlier today. Next up on the docket is Min Min, and we have a look at the packaging above.

Min Min still has quite some time to go until release – the amiibo won’t be ready until 2022.

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It turns out that we won’t be seeing the next amiibo for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate anytime soon. The next figure, Min Min, is slated for a 2022 release.

Nintendo still has plans to introduce amiibo for other DLC fighters in Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, there’s no word on release timing at present.

As was the case with Metroid: Samus Returns, Nintendo will be offering new amiibo alongside the release of Metroid Dread. Samus and E.M.M.I. are the new figures.

Over on the official amiibo website, details are included regarding in-game functionality. Here’s the blurb that explains what players will receive when scanning the figures: