With it being one of the next big home console releases, Star Fox Zero is on the tips of the tongues of many at the moment - especially with yesterday's Nintendo Direct revealing further detail about what the game has to offer. However, some were left disheartened at the lack of a Star Fox amiibo series to enter Nintendo's toys-to-life family - although a Kirby amiibo series was later announced during the Direct.
Talking with Mike Flutter from Game Informer, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that he and his team wanted to produce an amiibo for Star Fox Zero, taking the form of a transforming Arwing.
We were working on a couple of ideas for the game for well over a year. There was one point where we had an Arwing amiibo that would transform into the Walker. But it was really tough to execute that in the normal amiibo size and in a way that met with product-safety standards. We had to give up on it. For now, it's only going to work with Fox and Falco from the Super Smash Bros. series.
A real shame in this writer's eyes, but the reasoning behind it seems logical. However, Miyamoto-san did go on and express his interest in still turning this idea into a reality.
At some point, if we don't have to do it at amiibo size, it might be nice to have that Arwing that can transform into a walker.
Regarding amiibo compatibility though, all we know at the moment is that the Fox amiibo unlocks the SNES-style Arwing, which includes its classic lasers, bombs and Corneria music from the original Star Fox game. Who knows what the Falco amiibo will unlock - perhaps a Landmaster of some sort?
Would you have liked to have seen an Arwing-to-Walker amiibo as Miyamoto-san described? It could've been a neat little addition to Nintendo's current amiibo lineup, offering some company to Mr. Game & Watch's NFC figure in the uniqueness department.