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News: Shigeru Miyamoto Suggests Low Key and Accessible amiibo Support in Star Fox Zero

Shigeru Miyamoto Suggests Low Key and Accessible amiibo Support in Star Fox Zero

"I’m really not thinking about there being locked content"

Just recently we all had our first real look at Star Fox Zero, and the response to its various E3 showings seemed to be a mix of excitement and hype, combined with some mutterings of disappointment and divided opinions on the control scheme. Nintendo has a number of months to convince...

News: Ganondorf, Palutena, Dark Pit and Zero Suit Samus amiibo In Stock With Multiple UK Retailers

Ganondorf, Palutena, Dark Pit and Zero Suit Samus amiibo In Stock With Multiple UK Retailers

GAME and official store offer best deals

Earlier this week the Nintendo Official UK Store had a re-stock of some rare amiibo, some of which are now gone while others are still available. Today has brought more additions with the latest wave of figures, with stock available for those that haven't pre-ordered. The following four amiibo figures are...

News: Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happy Home Designer and amiibo

Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happy Home Designer and amiibo

"To be sure, Happy Home Designer can be played without any Amiibo cards."

It's safe to say that fan reaction has been rather mixed towards the amiibo-centric focus of the two upcoming Animal Crossing games for Wii U and 3DS. While it's far too early to definitively judge the quality of these upcoming games, it's very apparent that these new games...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Restocks on Some Rare amiibo

Nintendo's Official UK Store Restocks on Some Rare amiibo

Shulk! Little Mac! Captain Falcon! More!

Update: Little Mac and Shulk are now sold out. Original Article: Just recently we shared a teasing email sent out to customers of Nintendo's Official UK Store, promising restocks of "some" amiibo "this week". Sure enough there's some fresh stock available to grab right now, and it's not disappearing too...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Promises Extra Stock of "Certain amiibo Figures" This Week

Nintendo's Official UK Store Promises Extra Stock of "Certain amiibo Figures" This Week

What a tease...

Oh, amiibo, we love you and we hate you. The cute little toys are utterly charming, but some of them are more elusive than a Samus Aran fan excited about Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Many of the toys are rare, and the dance when hoping for pre-orders to be fulfilled - if you even get a pre-order down - is a familiar jig to many...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federation Force and amiibo Criticism

Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federation Force and amiibo Criticism

"Look, we know that the fans want a straight Samus Aran game"

Reggie Fils-Aime has - as we observed during E3 - the propensity to talk a load of old PR guff at times, which to be fair is part of his job. His annual LA interviews conducted with Kotaku do occasionally get beyond copy-and-pasted standard responses, however, making the latest...

Parent Trap: Woolly Yoshi amiibo Finally Turn Toys To Life Figures Into Actual Toys

Woolly Yoshi amiibo Finally Turn Toys To Life Figures Into Actual Toys

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson has a yarn Yoshi, don't hate him

It may seem that the knitted amiibo for Yoshi's Woolly World are simply a gimmick. However, for children the difference here is more than aesthetic. They mark a new toys to life trend of offering playable toys rather than collectable figurines for the shelf. Of course, historically toys...

News: French Retailers Are Cancelling Yoshi Woolly World amiibo Orders Due to "Destroyed" Stock

French Retailers Are Cancelling Yoshi Woolly World amiibo Orders Due to "Destroyed" Stock

Or "détruit" if you'd prefer

Not so long ago, we reported that Splatoon amiibo orders were cancelled in the UK due to an entire truckful of the blighters being stolen. Just when you thought that things couldn't get any worse in the world of amiibo collecting, we're now hearing reports from France that retailers are cancelling orders because of...

News: Reggie Explains Why Donkey Kong And Bowser Were Chosen For Skylanders SuperChargers

Reggie Explains Why Donkey Kong And Bowser Were Chosen For Skylanders SuperChargers

As well as how the Activision partnership came to be

If you caught E3 earlier this week, you'd know that Nintendo has teamed up with Activision to create two new amiibo for the latest instalment to the Skylanders series: Skylanders SuperChargers. However, the announcement left some scratching their heads as to why Nintendo decided to use Donkey...

News: Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Coming To Wii And 3DS, But Activision Won't Say Exactly What It Is

Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Coming To Wii And 3DS, But Activision Won't Say Exactly What It Is

Publisher remaining tight-lipped about "complementary" versions

While there has been lots of noise and pizzazz around the Wii U version of Skylanders SuperChargers at E3, not so much attention has been spent on the Wii and 3DS versions. When Superchargers was announced it was clear that both Wii and 3DS were not the same as the other console...

News: Super Mario Maker Will Allow You to Unlock amiibo Mystery Suits for Figures You Don't Own

Super Mario Maker Will Allow You to Unlock amiibo Mystery Suits for Figures You Don't Own

At least 90 Mystery Suit slots will feature

We've now finished the final full day of Nintendo Treehouse coverage, which provided some useful insights into the company's biggest games from the show. Super Mario Maker naturally featured prominently, and we learned some particularly welcome details around the amiibo-enabled Mystery Suits in the game...

Video: Take Another Look at the Skylanders SuperChargers Bowser and Donkey Kong amiibo in Action

Take Another Look at the Skylanders SuperChargers Bowser and Donkey Kong amiibo in Action

A behind-closed-doors preview

While it probably wasn't an announcement to prompt huge buzz in the E3 audience, Nintendo scored a commercial coup with the arrival of big N-themed Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs, featuring exclusive Bowser and Donkey Kong figures that also function as amiibo. Just yesterday we posted a gallery of the press...