Japanese Detective Pikachu boxart, amiibo packaging
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Images | 0 comments
The official website for Detective Pikachu houses the official boxart for the new physical release in Japan as well as the upcoming amiibo. We have both images attached to this post.
Detective Pikachu launches in North America and Europe with the new amiibo on March 23. Japan’s physical release with the figure is also happening on the same day.
Bayonetta 2 amiibo support on Switch lets you immediately unlock Nintendo-themed costumes
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 37 Comments
When the first two Bayonetta games were announced for Switch at The Game Awards, we heard that some new features are planned for Bayonetta 2. Tag Climax will now let you play locally (in addition to online), and amiibo will be supported.
Nintendo UK’s website reveals how amiibo functionality will be incorporated into Bayonetta 2. Tapping a compatible amiibo will “instantly unlock a number of Nintendo-themed costumes for Bayonetta to wear, weapons to use and more”. Costumes can still be unlocked normally as you progress through the game.
PlatinumGames originally created these Nintendo costumes for the Wii U release. You can unlock outfits based on Link, Princess Peach, Daisy, Samus, and Fox McCloud.
Thanks to Christopher for the tip.
Metroid amiibo 2-pack back in stock at GameStop
Posted on 2 years ago by Tyler(@tylerlelliott) in General Nintendo, News | 2 Comments
We previously reported the Metroid amiibo 2-pack tying-in with the release of Metroid: Samus Returns was seeing a new run of manufacturing. It appears this run is now available. You can order yours from GameStop here.
Japanese amiibo sales for 2016
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 2 Comments
The Media Create White Book 2017 has some interesting data that we don’t normally have access to. Included inside, sales are revealed for amiibo in Japan last year.
The book provides all sorts of information about the best-selling amiibo. These include the top ten figure sales, top five card sales, and share by series.
Here’s the full rundown:
Metroid amiibo 2-pack could be restocked soon
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 0 comments
Nintendo created two new Metroid amiibo tying in with Metroid: Samus Returns – the Metroid itself and a Samus figure. Both were sold in a double pack.
At this point, you can’t really find the Metroid amiibo at retailers. But that could be changing soon. An updated Children’s Product Certificate from Nintendo shows that the 2-pack saw a new run of manufacturing in November. We’ll keep an eye out on any restocks in the future.
Capcom almost made Resident Evil amiibo
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 19 Comments
Capcom has created its own amiibo in the past. For Monster Hunter Stories in Japan, the company came out with several different figures. You might be interested to know that Capcom has also toyed around with potential amiibo for another one of its prominent franchises.
In an interview with Famitsu this week, Capcom reveals that Resident Evil amiibo almost happened. In talking about the new Switch releases, Ryota Niitsuma told the magazine that they planned to make figures for Resident Evil Revelations. The team went until the phase where they made the 3D models and could pose them.
Rumor: Nintendo partnering with Kellogg’s on Super Mario Cereal, works as an amiibo
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Rumors | 49 Comments
Update: Reader mariobitsize passed along messages received from Kellog’s earlier today, which we’ve added in below. Apparently this cereal “is hitting store shelves now” and “a limited number” will have the amiibo sticker. Either this is an elaborate fake, or it’s indeed happening. We’ll keep an eye on the situation.
Original: New Super Mario Cereal could be coming up in the future from Kellogg’s. Cerealously claims to have obtained a box image of the product. The cereal itself will apparently feature oat pieces with colored marshmallow shapes, including Super Mushrooms, 1-Up Mushrooms, and ? Boxes.
What might be even more noteworthy here is that the cereal itself can apparently be used as an amiibo. The box teases functionality with Super Mario Odyssey.
Cerealously does believe that the cereal is legitimate, but there’s also the possibility that it could be just a prototype. If it is the real deal, this would definitely be interesting.
We cerealously appreciate your continued interest in seeing a Nintendo cereal, Chris! We hope you’ll keep an eye out for the new Super Mario Cereal that is hitting store shelves now. This star-shaped cereal features Super Mario-inspired marshmallows, and a limited number of packages will have an amiibo powerup sticker that can be used on the Super Mario Odyssey game with the Nintendo Switch gaming console.
… The product’s name is simply “Super Mario Cereal,” and as it’s just coming to stores now, it may take some time to arrive in your area. It can be helpful to check in with managers at your local stores for availability information – or to see if they can order it in for you…
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Champions amiibo 4-pack unboxing
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Videos | 2 Comments
MyGamingBoulevard has a look at the Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Champions amiibo 4-pack with an unboxing video. Get a closer look at the different figures below.
Fan-made amiibo compatibility chart – version 13.0
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Images, New Nintendo 3DS, Switch, Wii U | 18 Comments
moldyclay is back with a new version of the amiibo compatibility chart. For the latest update, a whole bunch of games have been added in. You can have a look at the full chart below.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – full details on Champions amiibo functionality
The Champions amiibo for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild arrive next week. We had some idea about what these figures would do, but Nintendo has provided further information on the official Zelda Facebook page.
Here’s the full rundown: