Amiibo News

Video: Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld amiibo Prospects and SXSW GOTY Nomination

Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld amiibo Prospects and SXSW GOTY Nomination

It's possible, but which character should it be?

With the Shovel Knight amiibo out in the wild, Yacht Club Games has cleared the path for other Nindies to contemplate their own amiibo figures. As the studio explained to us, once Nintendo gave the all clear the Nindie did the vast majority of the work; as the first company to do its own amiibo, it...

Rumour: New Splatoon Mini-Game Arriving Soon with Fresh amiibo Figures in Tow

New Splatoon Mini-Game Arriving Soon with Fresh amiibo Figures in Tow

And this time there's evidence

After the tide of free content updates in Splatoon was stemmed many fans of the game wondered whether there might yet be more on the horizon for Nintendo's colourful shooter. Recent rumours from data miners regarding references to potential new amiibo figurines got tongues wagging once again, and now even more secrets...

News: The Ryu and Famicom R.O.B. amiibo Are Available For Preorder on Amazon UK

The Ryu and Famicom R.O.B. amiibo Are Available For Preorder on Amazon UK

Roy available in Europe too

Can you get them now? Shor-yu-ken! Now exercising some decorum, the long-awaited Capcom veteran is finally available for preorder on Amazon UK for the expected price of £10.99. So too is R.O.B.'s Famicom colour iteration - though many of our readers have probably already imported these from Japan since the figure has...

Rumour: Data Miners Find Evidence That Suggests New Splatoon amiibo Are Coming

Data Miners Find Evidence That Suggests New Splatoon amiibo Are Coming

Guess what they are?

Data Miners have been particularly notorious on the Wii U for leaking information ahead of releases, and while many of the leaks may seem to be bulletproof, it's not always the best idea to take them as hard fact. For exapmle, the track record with Splatoon has been pretty spot on so far, with most weapons and stages being outed...

Random: Someone At Walmart Took Shovel Knight's Name A Little Too Literally

Someone At Walmart Took Shovel Knight's Name A Little Too Literally

Popular amiibo found its way into the "gardening & tools" section

Shovel Knight, as we know, dispenses his own brand of justice not with a blade but a mighty digging tool. While the accompanying amiibo is intended for use in-game, the fact that it has "Shovel" in its name has clearly befuddled someone at Walmart, as the toy has been listed in the...

News: North American Roy amiibo Pre-Order Time Confirmed, Exclusive to GameStop

North American Roy amiibo Pre-Order Time Confirmed, Exclusive to GameStop

It's very soon, so get ready

The act of pre-ordering an amiibo can be tricky, especially in North America where stock and demand aren't always comfortable companions. For those keen to grab a Roy figure on 18th March, it's time to get online. GameStop has confirmed that the Roy amiibo - which it has exclusivity for in North America - will go up for...

News: Twilight Princess Wolf Link amiibo Unlocks Exclusive Content In Hyrule Warriors Legends

Twilight Princess Wolf Link amiibo Unlocks Exclusive Content In Hyrule Warriors Legends

3DS remake is compatible with all other amiibo, too

Nintendo has revealed that the Wolf Link amiibo which launches alongside The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U will also unlock exclusive content in the forthcoming Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS. The figure will give players access to enhanced weapons for the character Midna. In...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms amiibo Support for Star Fox Zero, Details More Releases and Olympian Unlocks

Nintendo of America Confirms amiibo Support for Star Fox Zero, Details More Releases and Olympian Unlocks

Star Fox Zero details to come in future, amiibo cards to hit 300 in number

Nintendo of America has gone amiibo crazy in its latest press release, confirming some interesting details for upcoming releases. Let's start with Star Fox Zero. Back in November last year website logos and mentions of the Nintendo Network and amiibo had fans dreaming of...

Video: Official Nintendo Video Showcases amiibo Functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Official Nintendo Video Showcases amiibo Functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

All is as expected

Update 2: The video is now live again from an official source, as the horse had indeed bolted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGvAte-D-P8 Update: Well, there was a video published to the public, but it's now been set to private by Nintendo (as of 10:15am UK time on the day of publication); nevertheless details are below,...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders for Twilight Princess HD's amiibo Bundle and Standalone Game

Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders for Twilight Princess HD's amiibo Bundle and Standalone Game

No standalone Wolf Link amiibo, yet

Through various retailers across different countries it's become clear that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and its Wolf Link amiibo will be available in various ways, and now the Official Nintendo UK Store has pitched in with its pre-order promotions, though it's not offering every option we expected...

Talking Point: Considering amiibo Features and the Reality of 'Physical DLC'

Considering amiibo Features and the Reality of 'Physical DLC'

The evolution of amiibo, locked content and why some hate it

Courtesy of Famitsu screens and Amazon France continuing its impressive record of product page blunders, some details have dribbled out recently for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Much of the information has been relatively minor, but one potential detail - let's consider it...

Rumour: Twilight Princess HD to Feature Special amiibo Dungeon, Hero Mode and Touchscreen Inventory

Twilight Princess HD to Feature Special amiibo Dungeon, Hero Mode and Touchscreen Inventory

Zelda-series amiibo to help with extra hearts, arrows etc

When it comes to early game leaks, Amazon France is certainly on the shortlist as one of the most prolific sources. That seems to be the case once again, with a listing for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD spilling the beans on some new features in the HD remaster. Some of the...

News: Yes, You Can Scan The Shovel Knight amiibo While It's Still In Its Box

Yes, You Can Scan The Shovel Knight amiibo While It's Still In Its Box

"We got a lot of feedback from fans before release"

Collecting amiibo is a full-time obsession for some Nintendo fans, and there will be a great many out there who are kept up at night by the eternal question - should you open the packaging and reduce the value of the figure in order to use it in the manner Nintendo intended? The reason collectors...

News: Skylanders Superchargers Nintendo Combo Packs Are Exclusive To Smyths Toys In The UK

Skylanders Superchargers Nintendo Combo Packs Are Exclusive To Smyths Toys In The UK

£24.99 a pop

Donkey Kong and Bowser were surprise additions to the Skylanders Superchargers line-up, and have recently been re-launched independently from the starter packs they were originally bundled in, making it easier than ever for amiibo collectors to get their hands on them. The packs are now available in the UK, and are exclusive to Smyths...

News: Rare Wanted To Do amiibo-Style Toys During The N64 Era

Rare Wanted To Do amiibo-Style Toys During The N64 Era

Ahead of the curve

UK studio Rare has always had a habit of being ahead of the curve. The company - founded by Tim and Chris Stamper in the '80s - was one of the first western developers to work on the NES hardware, and in the '90s the firm would pioneer the use of CGI graphics in 2D games with the likes of Donkey Kong Country and Killer Instinct...