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News: 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With The New NFC Reader/Writer Accessory

3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With The New NFC Reader/Writer Accessory

Amiibo at the ready

Nintendo is launching its NFC Reader/Writer accessory for the non-New models of the 3DS family this Thursday in Japan, and as a result many NFC-compatible games are getting updated so that they support the amiibo-granting dongle. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Fire Emblem If (or Fates, if you prefer), Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy...

Video: This Japanese Super Mario Maker Overview Is Surprisingly Well-Constructed

This Japanese Super Mario Maker Overview Is Surprisingly Well-Constructed

Game details and amiibo footage, it's all here

It's not long until Super Mario Maker graces Wii U systems all over the world, and our own personal interest surrounding this intriguing DIY title grows with each snippet of fresh news. Today's interesting titbit is a new video from Nintendo of Japan which shows off the game's mechanics in a...

News: Nintendo of Europe Confirms Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Bundles and amiibo Pack Details

Nintendo of Europe Confirms Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Bundles and amiibo Pack Details

'Special' amiibo cards for character's houses not otherwise accessible

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is arriving in Europe on 2nd October, and the region's subsidiary has now confirmed release details of various bundles and packs that'll give all 3DS owners a chance to get hold of the game and some amiibo cards. The cards themselves are...

News: Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Play-Asia is taking pre-orders, though...

Slowly and surely, the stock scenario with amiibo has become a little better. Through a combination of Nintendo churning out stock and retailers trying to help fans, more of the figures have been up for grabs. It's still difficult for hardcore collectors, of course, but there have been signs of progress...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Promises More amiibo Stock Today

Nintendo's Official UK Store Promises More amiibo Stock Today

Details on which figures are being restocked inside

Update: We asked Nintendo UK for comment on which figures will be restocked, and the following are expected between 15:45 and 16:00 UK time: PAC-MAN No.35 amiibo Ness No.34 amiibo Lucina No.31 amiibo Robin No.30 amiibo Olimar No.44 amiibo Marth No. 12 Ike No.24 amiibo Toad amiibo (Super Mario...

First Impressions: Getting Cosy With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Getting Cosy With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

How to make a happy home

At Nintendo's E3 presentation two "spin-offs" based on the Animal Crossing series were shown: Animal Crossing amiibo Festival for Wii U, a Mario Party-style interactive board game, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for 3DS - an interior design based title. To focus on Happy Home Designer, it left many questioning...

Parent Trap: Skylanders SuperChargers Dials Nintendo Love up to Eleven, Even on Wii

Skylanders SuperChargers Dials Nintendo Love up to Eleven, Even on Wii

FGTV learns more about cross-platform compatibility for Wii U, Wii and 3DS

The natural way of things in the video game world is be to moved on to the next generation of console pretty quickly. The Wii has changed all that, for better or worse. Millions of families who don't consider themselves avid gamers still have that little white box tucked...

News: Amazon Teases an amiibo Announcement for Monday 13th July

Amazon Teases an amiibo Announcement for Monday 13th July

Those cheeky scamps

If you're not a Reddit regular it can be a slightly baffling place, but it's an important home for plenty of serious gaming fans. That applies to amiibo enthusiasts, of course, and Amazon is using the platform to tease an announcement related to the figurines for Monday 13th July. The following message and image was posted by...

News: Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

"​I see these as spin-offs"

In the general trend of E3 delivering Nintendo franchises in unexpected forms, Animal Crossing amiibo Festival on Wii U joined the previously announced Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer as an unexpected update to the series. Aya Kyogoku, the series director, has been speaking to U

News: Mewtwo amiibo Spotted In The Wild

Mewtwo amiibo Spotted In The Wild

We'll take (mew)two please!

It seems like only yesterday that Pokémon favourite Mewtwo was added to the Super Smash Bros. roster as a DLC update. The only thing that has been missing is an accompanying amiibo, which even prompted a fan to create their own! Mewtwo fans need not give up hope however as an our Nintendo Life features contributor Alan...

News: Gold and Super Smash Bros. Mario amiibo, Signed by Charles Martinet, Up for Auction to Support Child's Play

Gold and Super Smash Bros. Mario amiibo, Signed by Charles Martinet, Up for Auction to Support Child's Play

It's a-me, charity!

While much of his time at E3 was spent attending events, previewing games and working alongside Morgan Sleeper to produce LA-based content on Nintendo Life, Alan Lopez also took the opportunity to work on a charitable side project. With Charles Martinet on hand to promote Super Mario Maker, Alan was able to get the voice of...

News: Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader Pre-Orders Begin to Pop Up in the West

Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader Pre-Orders Begin to Pop Up in the West

Joining Happy Home Designer in the US

Are you one of those people who haven't upgraded to the New Nintendo 3DS yet? Aside from getting extra processing power, extra shoulder buttons, a C-Stick nubbin and super stable 3D screen - one of the nice benefits is that you can just tap one of your amiibo on the screen and it can be scanned via the device's...

News: How Fire Emblem amiibo Interact with Fates

How Fire Emblem amiibo Interact with Fates

Memories of distant Battlefields...

In what likely comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody, Fire Emblem Fates comes with amiibo compatibility for figures from the series. One fun little twist, however, seems to be a solid nod to where these characters had been employed between installments. According to the folks at Siliconera, Robin, Lucina, Ike,...

News: Splatoon Amiibo Scheduled to be Restocked in Japan

Splatoon Amiibo Scheduled to be Restocked in Japan

Initially kid, then squid

Splatoon has undoubtedly been a huge success since release, with the game already shifting over 1 million sales worldwide. Much of the title's success has been in its native home of Japan, and those sales - coupled with the characteristically low stock of amiibo - resulted in the Splatoon amiibo vanishing fast from Japanese...

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...