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As was the case with Metroid: Samus Returns, Nintendo will be offering new amiibo alongside the release of Metroid Dread. Samus and E.M.M.I. are the new figures.

Over on the official amiibo website, details are included regarding in-game functionality. Here’s the blurb that explains what players will receive when scanning the figures:

Update 3 (5/25): Amazon Germany has pre-orders here, and it does ship to the U.S.


Update 2 (5/21): The amiibo is now up on Amazon UK here.


Update: Pre-orders are sold out at Best Buy, but just went up on GameStop here.


Original (5/19): Pre-orders have started to open for the newly-announced Zelda & Loftwing amiibo, which will be released alongside Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Best Buy currently has it here. As more retailers make the figure available, we’ll let you know.

Keep in mind that this amiibo will be a bit pricier than normal. The cost of these figures have varied over the past few years, though they’ve usually settled in at around $16 from Nintendo. However, this one will set you back $25.

The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo releases on July 16.

Nintendo has announced a brand new amiibo tying in with the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Fans will be able to pick up a figure featuring Zelda herself and a Loftwing.

Naturally, the amiibo has functionality with Skyward Sword HD. When used on the surface, you can return to the sky from wherever you like. Use it again in the sky to return to where you were previously. It even works in dungeons or buildings in the sky.

Here’s a video showing off the amiibo feature:

Thanks to GameStop, we now have a look at the packaging for the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin amiibo. We have the designs for Razewing Rathalos, Ena, and Tsukino above.

These new amiibo launch alongside Monster Hunter Stories 2 on July 9. GameStop will eventually have pre-orders here.

Three new amiibo are dropping later this week with Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth. View an unboxing video showing off the full set below.

The Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo arrive on March 26.

Nintendo has shared a new trailer for the Sanrio collaboration amiibo cards in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which will debut at Target stores across the United States on March 26. View it below.

After The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was announced for Switch yesterday, it promptly went up the eShop for pre-order. It seems that the store listing has a bit of additional information about the game. As it turns out, amiibo support is listed as one of the included features.

Nintendo hasn’t yet said anything about plans for amiibo in Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, so fans will be left to speculate for the time being. At the very least, the Skyward Sword Link figure from 2017 should be supported.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD arrives for Switch on July 16.

Source: Switch eShop

Thanks to Gaming Boulevard, we have a closer look at the new Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo as part of an unboxing video. Check it out below.

The Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo are due out on February 12. They’ll be offered individually in North America and as a double pack in Europe/Japan.

Nintendo has announced plans to distribute the Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack, which will be making its North American debut. It will contain “all six amiibo cards from this unique Sanrio Collaboration Series”. The amiibo cards can be used “in compatible games”, and more information “will be revealed in the future.”

In North America, Target will be selling the Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack exclusively for $5.99. It will be offered “at select retailers and online across Europe.”

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Amazon UK has pre-orders up for a bunch of upcoming amiibo. Along with the double pack for Cat Mario and Cat Peach, you can also reserve the Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth Smash Bros. amiibo.

Pre-orders are available on Amazon UK here. Cat Mario and Cat Peach are due out on February 12. Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth will follow on March 26.