Amiibo News

Weirdness: Even Masahiro Sakurai Struggles to Get the amiibo He Wants

Even Masahiro Sakurai Struggles to Get the amiibo He Wants

Master Hand is left empty handed

As you may be aware at this point, Nintendo has been doing a relatively below-par job of keeping amiibo supply up with the voracious demand. Whether this is an intentional ploy to drive the demand through the stratosphere or just a simple, recurring failure to accurately predict the sheer volume that the masses...

Rumour: Wave 3 amiibo Release Dates Revealed for North America

Wave 3 amiibo Release Dates Revealed for North America

GameStop memo apparently shows that figures will arrive in waves

So many have been eagerly awaiting an official release date announcement for wave 3 amiibo in North America, rather than the vague "February 2015" that has been floating around; now we're finally one step closer. Earlier today, a Reddit user by the name of KingOfRedLions posted on the...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start With amiibo, But Evolution's a Priority for 2015

Nintendo's Had a Strong Start With amiibo, But Evolution's a Priority for 2015

The Super Mario range doesn't stir the soul like Smash Bros., it seems

When it comes to amiibo we often discuss stock issues, and the fact that acquiring specific toys is akin to obtaining an interesting quote from a politician - difficult and mostly fruitless; yet there's perhaps not enough focus on the concept itself. Until last week its...

News: GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-Orders as the Scrabble for Stock Continues

GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-Orders as the Scrabble for Stock Continues

Pre-order stock for upcoming wave also woefully short in North America

Wave three of the Super Smash Bros. amiibo is almost upon us, arriving in Europe on 23rd January and North America on 1st February, but we've just been reminded that - while they're lovely in principle - actually getting hold of these figures is a challenge in itself. A member...

Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Features Are You Most Excited About?

As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Features Are You Most Excited About?

Super Mario range, Mario Party 10 compatibility and more

Last week's Nintendo Direct broadcasts brought a host of fresh details on amiibo, taking us beyond the launch period's tales of Super Smash Bros. support, relatively minor features in Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8, and the ongoing shenanigans of painfully limited stock. Well, the latter...

Gallery: Feast Your Eyes on the Super Mario and Super Smash Bros. Wave 4 amiibo

Feast Your Eyes on the Super Mario and Super Smash Bros. Wave 4 amiibo

Bank balances, beware

In the first Nintendo Direct broadcasts of 2015 the amiibo brand played its part, with new figures announced to keep the action going in both Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, and a fresh range to make an impact in Mario Party 10. Many of the toys will support a wide range of games in different ways, but it's in these two...

News: Nintendo's amiibo Website and Compatibility Chart Has All The Answers

Nintendo's amiibo Website and Compatibility Chart Has All The Answers

Confusion and fan-made infographics begone! (Mostly)

With the amiibo figures - and upcoming Super Mario wave - becoming increasingly diverse in both the ranges on offer and the games they support, it's very easy to get mixed up in terms of which toy works in which games. Which games need to save data? Does it matter if I have a Smash Bros. Mario...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Gets European Release Date and Fire Emblem Cross-Over amiibo Support

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Gets European Release Date and Fire Emblem Cross-Over amiibo Support

Marth, Ike, Robin and Lucina can join the battle

The first Nintendo Direct broadcasts of 2015 weren't short of details, and one reveal that was among the quirkiest we saw was around upcoming 3DS strategy game Code Name S.T.E.A.M. The Intelligent Systems game was confirmed for amiibo support, which will utilise the New Nintendo 3DS and, in future,...

News: Nintendo Reveals New Range, Details and Compatibility for amiibo

Nintendo Reveals New Range, Details and Compatibility for amiibo

Smash Bros. wave 4, new range, upcoming 3DS Smash Bros. support and more

With all their current momentum, amiibo figurines were bound to make an appearance during the latest Nintendo Direct - and so they did. The first inclusion of amiibo figures in the Direct was the announcement of Wave 3 figures of the Super Smash Bros. series becoming available...

News: Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy + Hits The West In February With amiibo Support In Tow

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy + Hits The West In February With amiibo Support In Tow

You can be my wingman any time

Bandai Namco has confirmed that Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy + (try saying that three times as fast) will be leaving the hanger just in time for the New 3DS launch in both North America and Europe. On February 13th the game -- which is an updated of the existing Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy -- will be...

Weirdness: The Secret History of Princess Zelda

The Secret History of Princess Zelda

UK supermarket giant reveals startling new information

If you've ever wondered why Ganondorf, the Great King of Evil, has such a vendetta against the kingdom of Hyrule, you may find some clues in this amusing product description for the Princess Zelda amiibo from UK supermarket behemoth Tesco; the bad grammar is all down to the retailer, too. The...

Feature: Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's First Nintendo Direct

Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's First Nintendo Direct

New 3DS! Wii U release dates! Reward Scheme!

While January 2014 became entwined in fluctuating share prices and worrying financial results, Nintendo has shown its intent to kick off 2015 in a far more positive light. The year's first Nintendo Direct will be broadcast on 14th January at 6am Pacific / 9am Eastern / 2pm UK / 3pm CET, confirming a focus...

Gallery: If You Want a Yoshi's Woolly World amiibo, You Can Do It Yourself

If You Want a Yoshi's Woolly World amiibo, You Can Do It Yourself

Or give Little Mac a pink jumpsuit

Nintendo's amiibo waves, to date, appear to have gone down rather well, selling to the extent that some stock is frustratingly hard to come by. Many of the designs are rather neat, of course, but that doesn't stop us dreaming of more figures or, if you're a little craftier, modding our existing toys. There have...

News: Nintendo Sending Out amiibo Surveys to Select Club Nintendo Members

Nintendo Sending Out amiibo Surveys to Select Club Nintendo Members

Your input matters

Since its initial launch, Nintendo's amiibo line has received a mixed reception from fans. With issues ranging from limited to allegedly discontinued stock and high sales prices for online figurines - and even ones with manufacturing defects - the whole saga has had positives and negatives.. With this in consideration, Nintendo...

News: Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually Been Discontinued in North America

Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually Been Discontinued in North America

KO blow

We've consistently highlighted amiibo stock issues as a failing on Nintendo's part, in actually producing enough stock, communicating clearly and managing expectations or - perhaps most accurately - a mix of those factors. Stock shortages have also led to some inaccurate assumptions about discontinued figures, too, and Nintendo's merely...

Video: Hacker Demonstrates Fully Functional Game & Watch amiibo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Hacker Demonstrates Fully Functional Game & Watch amiibo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Creation, editing and levelling

Just recently a YouTube channel titled Mema Haxx posted a video that - very briefly - showed hidden Duck Hunt amiibo data being activated; the basic suggestion reinforces what we half expected, that Nintendo's set up code within the game to support amiibo for still unannounced figures. Considering the fact the company...