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During today’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, Nintendo shared more information about the series 5 of the Animal Crossing amiibo cards. Fans can pick up the latest pack on November 5.

48 cards will be included in the latest set. These include characters not previously found on amiibo cards as well as new ones.

Nintendo’s official Japanese online store has posted the packaging for the upcoming Steve and Alex Minecraft amiibo for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Get a look at the design above.

At least in Japan, Nintendo will be selling the two figures as a double pack or as standalone products. The company has not clarified its distribution plans for North America and Europe.

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Today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation for the reveal of Sora contained a small update on amiibo, and specifically for Steve and Alex from Minecraft. Yes, two separate figures will be produced. Both are planned for Spring 2022.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is done with its DLC fighters, but more amiibo will be released well into the future. Min Min, which we heard about previously, is due out in Spring 2022 as well.

Beyond that director Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed has also confirmed that Sephiroth, Pyra, Mythra, and Kazuya will be receiving figures. There’s no word on release timing at present.

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The Metroid Dread amiibo won’t be ready for launch in Europe, as Nintendo announced a delay over on social media today.

The game, along with the new figures, were both planned for October 8. However, the amiibo have encountered “unforeseen shipping delays”, and the 2-pack of Samus and E.M.M.I. will now be available on November 5.

The full statement from Nintendo reads:

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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