Nintendo Unveils Next Set of Amiibo Figures

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Nintendo has officially added 6 new figures to the Amiibo line, bringing the total roster count to 18 characters.  The second wave of characters are set to be released starting December 19 and will include:  Zelda, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon, Luigi, Pit and Little Mac. The figures will be priced the same as the original wave, at $12.99 each.

This set comes just in time for the holidays and shortly after the November 28 release of the original set which includes: Mario, Link, Yoshi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Fox, Samus, Kirby, Villager, Marth, Pikachu, and the Wii Fit Trainer.  

Along with this, Nintendo also released an official list of games that will support the Amiibo figures.  The original line-up will be: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Yoshi’s Wooly World. Nintendo had already announced that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U would allow you to use the figures as sparring partners.  However, we don’t yet know how the figures will be implemented in any other games.

 

Amiibo’s are collectable figures of iconic Nintendo characters from a wide array of franchises.  The figures use NFC ( near field communication) technology to communicate with the Wii U console and comparable games.  Amiibo’s are similar to the popular Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures.  What separates the Amiibo line of figures from the competition is that they will work across multiple Nintendo games.