Nintendo Australia selling the Japanese Qbby amiibo on its eBay store this Friday
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Bye-Bye BoxBoy! is releasing in PAL regions tomorrow. However, Nintendo hasn’t said anything about the special Qbby amiibo that came out in Japan this year.
Unfortunately, it’s looking like the figure won’t officially be made available in the west, meaning you won’t be able to find it at retailers. But on the bright side, Nintendo Australia put out a tweet stating that the Japanese version will be sold on its eBay store this Friday.
Qbby amiibo (Japanese version) available exclusive to Official Nintendo AU/NZ eBay Store, March 24
— Nintendo AU NZ (@NintendoAUNZ) March 22, 2017
On another note, the release date for Bye-Bye BoxBoy! in North America is up in the air. Nintendo of America ended up deleting its tweet from March 3 about the game launching in the states today. Even if it doesn’t debut today, you can bet that it will be arriving soon.
Yacht Club Games are interested in making more Shovel Knight amiibo
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Yacht Club Games had the honor of making the first ever third party amiibo with Shovel Knight – and it sounds like they’d be up for making some more. In an interview with Gadgets 360, Yacht Club Games director Sean Velasco had the following to say about the possibility of more amiibo from them:
“As far as more amiibo go… man, wouldn’t it be cool to see amiibo of Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight!? That would be amazing. Maybe some day.”
Of course, this might just be wishful thinking on Velasco’s part and he might not be teasing anything specific, but given how successful Shovel Knight has been and Yacht Club Games’ close relationship with Nintendo, it’s certainly not impossible.
Full details on amiibo functionality in Fire Emblem Echoes
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will support amiibo. In fact, Nintendo is creating two special figures for the game. Official details about amiibo functionality are provided through the Japanese website that opened today.
As previously mentioned, the new Alm and Celica amiibo unlock an original dungeon. Players can also write the data for each character onto their figures.
Fire Emblem Echoes also lets you scan other figures and cards with the Mila’s Gear feature on the world map. Then by using Alm and Celica’s amiibo summoning command in battle, players can bring in a phantom soldier. The soldier that appears will differ based on the amiibo used. With the Alm or Celica amiibo, the soldier’s stats will be based on the data written to the amiibo if used prior to battle.
Four CPSIA certificates appear, seemingly tied to Smash Bros. amiibo line
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Four new CPSIA certificates have popped up on Nintendo’s website. The full set received dates of March 6.
Based on the filings, it would seem that these are all tied to the Smash Bros. amiibo line in one form or another. The figures are known to start with “AA”, and as it turns out, that’s what these new ones have as well.
We’re still waiting on Bayonetta, Cloud, and Corrin to release. It’d be certainly be nice if Nintendo had something to say about when we’ll be getting these figures.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo are also compatible with Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
In case you’re wondering, the new Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo are compatible with Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo. Link (Archer) summons Wolf Link, Link (Rider) summons Epona, Guardian and Bokoblin both summon Ganon, and Zelda summons Medli.
You were originally able to unlock these Zelda characters in New Leaf with the 30th anniversary amiibo. To recap, 8-bit Link is tied to Ganon, Ocarina of Time Link is for Epona, and Toon Link / Zelda both unlock Medli.
Thanks to Cameron for the tip.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – special amiibo unlock
All sorts of amiibo can be used in Zelda: Breath of the Wild to unlock various goodies. Eurogamer stumbled upon one thing in particular that may catch your interest. It’s never entirely clear where the spoiler line lies, so we’ve posted the video after the break.
Shovel Knight amiibo adding new functionality to unlock Fairy of Shovelry
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Today, Yacht Club Games introduced new amiibo functionality coming to Shovel Knight with the game’s new Specter of Torment update.
Using the figure, players can unlock the Fairy of Shovelry. Speak to Madame Meeber in the Village, Potionarium, and Tower of Fate and scan the amiibo to do so.
As for what the fairy does, Yacht Club says:
“The Fairy of Shovelry will accompany Shovel Knight, Plague Knight, or even Specter Knight on their respective adventures! Whether the little scamp is digging for treasure, trying to battle enemies, or cheering along with your victories, he is guaranteed to be delightful. Don’t worry, he won’t get in your way or mess with your gameplay! But things sure are less lonely with the Fairy of Shovelry around!”
New 30th anniversary Zelda amiibo potentially spotted in Breath of the Wild’s files
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Four Zelda amiibo are already out as part of the series’ 30th anniversary. However, Nintendo may have even more figures in store.
Hidden away in Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s files are listings for a few potentially unannounced amiibo. Head past the break for more.
Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards unboxing
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Some folks are already starting to get their hands on the new Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards. An unboxing video for one of the packs can be found below.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – spoilerific amiibo unlocks
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A video has popped up showing some of the unlocks earned by scanning certain amiibo in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s far down the rabbit hole in terms of spoilers though, so we’ve put the video after the break. Proceed at your own risk!