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When Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival launches in Japan later this month, customers will be able to buy the diorama pictured above in limited quantities in order to display their amiibo.

So far this diorama hasn’t been announced outside of Japan.


In the United States, the upcoming Lottie amiibo was rumored to be a Target exclusive. We now have confirmation about this. As shown in the stock checker image above, Lottie will only be sold at Target stores.


Last week, the Famicom R.O.B. amiibo came out in Japan. You’ll find an unboxing video for the figure below.

GameStop’s Black Friday 2015 ad has leaked a bit early. There’s not a massive amount of deals for Nintendo fans, but there are a few notable things to point out.

First up, the Ike amiibo will be restocked exclusively at GameStop. We also know that consumers will be able to save $20 on the black and red New 3DS XL systems. Aside from what’s in the gallery below, LEGO Dimensions will be $20 off (to $79.99) while Disney Infinity 3.0 will be slashed by $20 (to $44.99) and Guitar Hero Live will be discounted by $30 (to $69.99).

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The Falco amiibo has now launched in Japan. For a closer look at the figure, check out the photos below.


Nintendo is definitely going all out with their amiibo support for New Style Boutique 2: Fashion Forward as they have revealed even more compatible amiibo, with nearly every amiibo of a female character unlocking a piece of clothing in the game.

Scanning the Sheik amiibo unlocks the Sheikah Scarf, scanning Rosalina gives you the Starry Dress and Samus unlocks the Galactic Visor.

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New Style Boutique 2: Fashion Forward will be released in Europe on November 20th. A North American release date has not yet been announced.

Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the standalone green Yarn Yoshi amiibo. Get yours here.. In North America, the plushie will release on November 13.

Animal Crossing amiibo cards series 2 launched in Japan last week. To get a closer look at the new packs, watch the video below.

Bandai Namco has revealed some additional details for their upcoming Wii U game Taiko Drum Master: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen.

First of all, the game supports some amiibo:

  • Animal Crossing amiibo (though likely limited to just Isabelle): unlocks the Animal Crossing medley song and some elements in the Kisekae Shoot mode (a mode where you take pictures)
  • Pac-Man: unlocks the EAT’EM UP! song and some elements in the Kisekae Shoot mode

Also, check out two new commercials for the game after the break:

Lightwood Games, known for their word puzzle mini-games, have just announced another title coming to a Nintendo system. In addition to Word Party, which is coming to Wii U next week, Word Puzzles by POWGI will be released on Nintendo 3DS later this year. The interesting part is that the game will have full amiibo support – i.e. every single amiibo will be supported. Scan an amiibo with your New 3DS or with the amiibo scanner for the older models and the game will generate a word puzzle based on that amiibo.

Read the full press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2nd November, 2015

Stoke-on-Trent, UK – Lightwood Games is excited to announce their next title on the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. “Word Puzzles by POWGI” is expected later this year.

Word Puzzles by POWGI contains six different pen-and-paper style word puzzles which are solved using the stylus and intuitive touch-screen controls.

Featuring hundreds of expertly hand-crafted word puzzles, and with a firm focus on the content, it’s a no-fluff puzzle variety pack that’s ready to play whenever you are.

As well as solving the included puzzle content, players can unlock special, custom content by touching an amiibo. Each figure generates a unique personalised puzzle containing its nickname.

The puzzles included are:
• Word Maze – Like a wiggly word search! Find the words and solve the maze!
• Mixups – A fiendishly difficult anagram puzzle with three words all jumbled together!
• One Word – The word search puzzle where there’s only one word to find!
• Flowers – Plant pairs of letters around the flower to grow six words with a common middle!
• Circles – Three overlapping circles hide three connected words. Find the missing letter to unscramble them all!
• Crossovers – Crossword puzzles with only one letter missing, which come together to solve a clue!

Word Games are Lightwood’s speciality. It is the developer behind Word Party, a series of competitive word puzzle mini-games, for Wii U, set for release in November. The firm has also worked on a number of other titles in collaboration with POWGI, and several mobile apps.

Word Search by POWGI was released on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in April 2015. Word Search Party has been downloaded nearly two million times on iPhone and iPad.

POWGI – Puzzle On Word Games, Inc – is a puzzle content publisher based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

More examples of the puzzle types included in this game can be found at

Word Puzzles by POWGI will be available on the Nintendo eShop in US and Europe priced $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99.

A free downloadable demo will also be available.

Fact Sheet

Release Date Late 2015

Product Page

Price GBP £7.99 / EUR €9.99 / USD $9.99

Age Rating ESRB E for Everyone; PEGI 3 (Provisional)


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