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News: amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits Bringing Retro Freebie Fun to North America on 30th April

amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits Bringing Retro Freebie Fun to North America on 30th April

Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition demo on the same day

For those in North America with a Wii U and 3DS that fancy some free gaming, the upcoming Nintendo Download update - on 30th April - will certainly deliver. First up will be amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, the quirky Wii U app that serves up 30 demos of retro Virtual Console...

News: Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectations "Have Been Smashed", and Aims to Improve Stock Supplies 

Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectations "Have Been Smashed", and Aims to Improve Stock Supplies 

"We hope to be able to do a better job of satisfying these needs"

The life of an amiibo collector isn't easy - getting some of the figures is simple enough, especially if you're not picky, but when it comes down to grabbing specific and less common toys the going gets rather tough. Pre-orders sell-out in minutes and can often be left unfulfilled,...

News: amiibo Tap Gets A New Title In Europe, Available For Free At The End Of The Month

amiibo Tap Gets A New Title In Europe, Available For Free At The End Of The Month

Say hello to amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights

Nintendo's next free-to-play download is launching on the Wii U eShop at the end of this month in Europe, it has been revealed today. amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights - known in North American as amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits - is an app which works in...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits as it Launches in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits as it Launches in Japan

30 demos to get stuck into

One of the quirkiest uses of amiibo to date is amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, a free download on the Wii U eShop that'll allow you to play quick-fire demos of Virtual Console games by tapping one of the figures on the GamePad. It's out today in Japan and Nintendo has released a new video that shows it off. As you...

News: Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Order Woes and Cancellations Emerge

Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Order Woes and Cancellations Emerge

ShopTo among the offending retailers

While the release of wave four Super Smash Bros. amiibo is due in May for North America, the latest toys are set to arrive this week in Europe. Not that they'll be gracing store shelves, of course, as pre-orders sold out a long time ago, in many cases within hours of going live. Unfortunately we've had multiple...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Now Available for Pre-Order on the Nintendo UK Store

Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Now Available for Pre-Order on the Nintendo UK Store

You'd better be quick!

We've seen lots of delightful amiibo over the past few months from the Super Smash Bros. and Mario Party ranges, however it's the yarn Yoshi amiibo figurines which tie in with the release of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U which really seem to be exciting collectors at the moment. They're amiibo made of wool and ridiculously...

News: Custom Metallic Mega Man amiibo Will be Prize at Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Custom Metallic Mega Man amiibo Will be Prize at Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Trophy Rush

Super Smash Bros. players and amiibo collectors alike will have the chance to win a rather neat customized Mega Man amiibo at the Wizard World Comic Con in Las Vegas, running 24th to 26th April. A Super Smash Bros. tournament will be held at the event on 25 April at 1pm, with the winner walking away with a custom Metallic Mega Man...

News: Silver Mario amiibo Reportedly Picked Up From a Chinese Website, Demonstrated With Mario Party 10

Silver Mario amiibo Reportedly Picked Up From a Chinese Website, Demonstrated With Mario Party 10

Actually seems legit

Back in early February documentation was found for special edition Gold and Silver Super Mario amiibo, and after a few months of pretending the rumours didn't exist Nintendo of America confirmed the gold figure. A Walmart-exclusive limited edition in North America, it was released alongside

News: Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order Launch Times for New Wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo

Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order Launch Times for New Wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo

Greninja and Jigglypuff pre-orders go live today

Though the situation with stock and pre-orders for much-desired amiibo is still far from ideal, Nintendo and retailers have slowly been learning lessons. In addition to many introducing one-per-customer rules, outlets have started to announce when pre-orders for new toys will open, giving eager fans...

News: Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up for Pre-Order in the UK, and They're Pricey

Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up for Pre-Order in the UK, and They're Pricey

Holy Knit!

When it comes to amiibo, it's hard not to be charmed silly be the yarn toys that are being released along with Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U. They're amiibo made of wool - let's just digest that for a moment... Of course, stock will probably be harder to come by than an original Call of Duty concept, so the race will be on. UK gamers...

News: Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Challenges

Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Challenges

Worth splashing the cash?

The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts unsurprisingly devoted a segment to Splatoon, a major release on Wii U that's arriving at the end of May. Part of this segment was confirmation that the rumours of Splatoon amiibo were accurate, with three toys on the way - Squid, Boy Inkling and Girl Inkling. Clarity on what...

News: Clear Display Cases Show Off amiibo in Style

Clear Display Cases Show Off amiibo in Style

Trophy collection

All Amiibo collectors looking for a good way to store their trophies are in luck. Play Asia has posted a listing for an amiibo Clear Case. The HORI created case is comprised of a shallow stand, deep enough to fit the Amiibo disk, and a clear, square covering case to show off the various fighters in style. The case is available in...

News: GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiibo and New Wave for Super Smash Bros.

GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiibo and New Wave for Super Smash Bros.

Let the rush begin...

The amiibo train can't stop, and shoppers in the UK have some more thinking to do with GAME opening pre-orders on a range of options - all of which are still available at the time of writing. First-up, pre-orders are open for the first six figures above - Jigglypuff, Dark Pit, Palutena, Ganondorf, Zero Suit Samus and...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Will Speed Up Enemy Turns, More Stock Of Marth amiibo Promised

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Will Speed Up Enemy Turns, More Stock Of Marth amiibo Promised

Fast forward

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is an excellent strategy title for the 3DS, but it's really handicapped by the slowness of enemy turns. Waiting for your opponent to move their units is a real drag, and makes the game hard to enjoy to its fullest. Thankfully, Nintendo is aware of this issue and during yesterday's Nintendo Direct confirmed that a...

News: Splatoon Release Date, Modes and amiibo Information Splat Into View

Splatoon Release Date, Modes and amiibo Information Splat Into View

Ranked online matches and three special amiibo toys

We've known for a long time that Splatoon would arrive in May, and it seems that previous - and hastily removed - official web pages were correct; the new third-person shooting IP for Wii U arrives on 29th May. During today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts we were given more information, too. To start...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Details And An Adorable Range Of amiibo

Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Details And An Adorable Range Of amiibo

Will release on June 26th in Europe, and 'Fall' in North America

Today's Nintendo Direct brought further info on Yoshi's Woolly World, the latest platforming title to feature our egg-tossing hero, and went into some detail on two different difficulty modes to suit players of all skill levels. 'Classic' mode will have a similar feel to traditional...