One of the rather surprising announcements in the Fire Emblem Nintendo Direct last month was that of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Not only was it shocking that we'd be getting another Fire Emblem game—albeit a remake—on the 3DS, but also it would be releasing in a relatively short period. Alongside the announcement, Alm and Celica amiibo were unveiled, but their functionality with the game wasn't explained.

Though details are still a bit unclear, the Amazon Japan page for Fire Emblem Echoes included a line that seems to indicate what they'll be used for. Here's what it said:

The game supports the Alm and Celica Amiibo released at the same time; with them, you can challenge a special dungeon.

Due to the particular phrasing used, it's unclear whether the amiibo will each unlock a special dungeon or if they will unlock multiple dungeons. We'll no doubt have a clearer picture as the game nears its Japanese release in a couple months.

What do you think? Will you be picking this up? Would you be satisfied with the amiibo unlocking exclusive dungeons? Drop us a comment in the section below.

[via gonintendo.com]