Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was the game which unleashed the power of amiibo on the world, but it's easy to forget that the title was preceded by its 3DS sibling - which still doesn't have support for Nintendo's interactive figures.
However, that is set to change tomorrow as Nintendo is releasing a free update which will enable amiibo support within Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Here's the news from an official PR email:
A free update will also be released on 10th February for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS that will enable amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. Collection to be used with the new systems.
You could accuse Nintendo of being slow in pushing this feature to the portable edition of the game, but it's understandable - this week sees the western launch of the New Nintendo 3DS, the only variant of the handheld which is capable of interacting with the NFC tech contained within the amiibo figures. A peripheral for the standard 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS which allows those systems to communicate with amiibo toys is expected to launch at a later date.
It'll be interesting to see this in action, such as whether you can share levelling up progress between the two titles - we shall see. Are you looking forward to using amiibo with Smash Bros. on the New Nintendo 3DS?