Discover amiibo, a brand new way to interact with your favourite Nintendo characters and games. If you touch your Wii U GamePad’s NFC touch point with the figure while playing certain games, data on the chip will be transferred into the game and used in a range of ways. As you play, your figure’s data will also be updated, so keep playing to make your amiibo unique!
Watch the video below to see amiibo in action.
amiibo will be available from November 28th! The first dozen characters available will be Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, with more on the way in the future.
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U you can transfer the data from your amiibo so it can appear in the game and fight for you. As your amiibo fights, it will develop its own unique attributes and skills, becoming stronger and learning new moves. You can even add your own twist to combat by customising special moves!
In addition to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, you’ll be able to use amiibo in a number of other games – and how they’re used depends on the game! In the future, figures of a wide variety of characters from different franchises will be released.
amiibo support is currently planned for the following Wii U games:
As well as working with Wii U, amiibo can also be used with Nintendo 3DS and 2DS via an accessory that is planned for release in 2015. Details about compatible software planned for Nintendo 3DS will be announced in the future.
The full range of amiibo figures is available to pre-order at the Nintendo Official UK Store