Dedicated amiibo page open (plus new video featuring Smash Bros.)
Nintendo has gone ahead and opened a dedicated page for amiibo on its website. Access it here. There’s a video on the page – posted above – which features a bit of Smash Bros. Wii U footage and how amiibo figures work with the game.
Hyrule Warriors getting Amiibo support
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Amiibo compatibility is coming to Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo has announced. Players will be able to use the Link figure in the game at some point in the future.
Specific details beyond the initial announcement were not shared today.
As tweeted by Nintendo of America:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 21, 2014
An overview of Amiibo usage in Smash Bros. Wii U
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Nintendo updated the official Smash Bros. website today with a new look at the Amiibo usage in Smash Bros. Wii U. You’ll find a set of images in the gallery above, and a comprehensive overview below.
Essentially, amiibo are character figures that allow you to connect directly to your amiibo-compatible games. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U can read your amiibo and transform them into what we call “figure players” that will join the battle with – or against – you!
Figure Players Join the Battle
Adding figure players to the game is easy. When selecting fighters to play in a Smash battle mode, simply touch the NFC touchpoint with your amiibo and a figure player will appear in an empty fighter slot.
Game Freak open to Amiibo support
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The Wii U and 3DS will both be receiving Amiibo support in the future. What might the functionality mean for a franchise like Pokemon?
While Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda won’t share any specifics regarding potential ideas, he did tell GameSpot that the company could be open to supporting Amiibo down the road. That will happen “if we can find some really cool way out to use Amiibo with NFC, and add some new type of gameplay,” Masuda said.
His full comments:
“You might be aware that Pokemon as a brand used NFC for Pokemon Rumble U for the Wii U. Not in the exact same way as that, but if we can find some really cool way out to use Amiibo with NFC, and add some new type of gameplay, then I think we’d definitely be supportive of using it in the future.”
Second wave of Amiibo pre-orders open
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Update: Bumped to the top. All Amiibos are now available on Amazon.
In December, Nintendo will release a second round of Amiibo figures. Consumers will be able to purchase Amiibos for Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon.
Retailers have now opened pre-orders for the new figures. You can find links to each below.
Photos of the European Smash Bros. Wii U bundles, more Amiibo figures, GameCube controller/adapter
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Amiibo patch planned for Smash Bros. 3DS
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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will receive a patch to support Amiibo, Nintendo has announced. A date for the update was not shared, nor are there details available at this time. Stay tuned!
PR – Nintendo of America announces Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launch date and lots more!
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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strong launches in the Americas, Europe and Australia* have propelled the cumulative sales total for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to more than 2.8 million sold worldwide. This first-ever portable installment of the game has resonated both with fans and critics, and its initial sales set Nintendo up for a strong holiday season.
To keep the momentum going, Nintendo has unveiled the launch date of the Wii U version of the fighting game. The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game will launch in North America on Nov. 21, just in time for the heart of the holiday shopping season, at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The first wave of Nintendo’s interactive amiibo figures will launch the same day at a suggested retail price of $12.99 each. Twelve iconic Nintendo characters will be included in the first wave, with a second wave of six more figures set to launch in December.
“Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is already in the hands of more than 2.8 million people worldwide, and the road ahead looks great,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Nintendo’s holiday software lineup is more than impressive, and our amiibo figures start a new chapter in the world of Nintendo interactive entertainment. With so many great experiences available, this holiday season is going to be an amazing time to be a Nintendo fan.”
As previously announced, the first wave of amiibo includes Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby and Marth. The second wave that launches in December includes Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon.
The amiibo figures can interact wirelessly with compatible games in unique new ways, providing fresh game-play experiences and a great value for consumers. Players simply need to tap them to the Wii U GamePad controller to activate them, and some figures offer compatibility across multiple games – no additional equipment is required. Fans can buy and collect amiibo, to bring them closer to the games and characters they love. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will support amiibo when it launches on Nov. 21, and upcoming amiibo compatible games include Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World, with more to come. Mario Kart 8, available now in stores and the Nintendo eShop, will also support amiibo in the future. A software update may be necessary to use amiibo functionality for these and other amiibo compatible games in the future.
For those who want to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with their favorite Nintendo GameCube controller, Nintendo is introducing an adapter that lets up to four original Nintendo GameCube or WaveBird controllers work with the game. The adapter will be available at a suggested retail price of $19.99. Nintendo is also launching a standalone Nintendo GameCube controller emblazoned with the iconic Super Smash Bros. insignia at a suggested retail price of $29.99. Additionally, Nintendo is offering a special bundle that includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one Nintendo GameCube controller and one adapter at a suggested retail price of $99.99. All of these items launch Nov. 21.
Never one to be overlooked, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was a critical and crowd favorite during the E3 Expo video game trade show in June. The game launches Dec. 5 at a suggested retail price of $39.99 and lets players take control of intrepid explorer Captain Toad as he sets off on adventures like exploring a haunted house or escaping a smoldering volcano. Even though Toad characters have appeared in video games since the original Super Mario Bros. game on NES, this is the first time that one of them gets top billing. The game will also support select amiibo figures in 2015.
To celebrate the recent launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo is holding the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament in New York on Oct. 11. Featuring 16 players who won regional tournaments around the country this past weekend, the event begins at 6 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on Nintendo’s channels on Twitch and YouTube. Character customization will play an important role in the action, allowing the top 16 players to engage in unique battles showcasing everything the new game has to offer.
Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit www.nintendo.com/wiiu or www.nintendo.com/3ds.
* Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launched on Sept. 13 in Japan, Oct. 3 in the Americas and Europe, and Oct. 4 in Australia. Cumulative sales reflect life-to-date totals in each of those regions. Data from Europe primarily covers Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4, as the great majority of retail outlets are closed on Sundays across Europe. All sales figures are Nintendo estimates for both digital downloads of games and physical sales.
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Wii U/3DS PR – 3DS sales, launch details, amiibo, and more
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SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS HAS SOLD MORE THAN 2.8 MILLION UNITS WORLDWIDE
Season of Smash continues on 5th December with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and two waves of amiibo on 28th November and 19th December
7th October 2014 – Strong launches in Europe, the Americas and Australia* have propelled the cumulative sales total for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to more than 2.8 million worldwide. This first-ever portable instalment of the game has resonated with fans and critics alike, and its initial sales set Nintendo up for a strong Christmas season.
The “Season of Smash” is set for another boost as Nintendo today lifts the lid on the European release date for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with the fighting series’ first foray into HD landing in European shops on 5th December. The first wave of Nintendo’s interactive amiibo figures will launch a week earlier, on 28th November. Twelve iconic Nintendo characters will be included in the first round, with six more figures set to launch with the second wave on 19th December.