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News: Walmart Display Shows Us Which amiibo Are Compatible With Mario Kart 8, and More

Walmart Display Shows Us Which amiibo Are Compatible With Mario Kart 8, and More

Smashing up the tracks

It's no secret that many of the amiibo figurines already revealed will work across a range of compatible software titles, and now a recently-discovered Wal-Mart promotional display has shed some light on which are set for use in Mario Kart 8. Nintendo Force editor Lucas Thomas managed to grab a picture detailing a list of...

News: Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will Be "Limited-Time" Offers

Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will Be "Limited-Time" Offers

Gotta catch 'em all!

It's not long until we can get our grubby mitts on Nintendo's attractive looking range of amiibo figures. If you are something of a collector however you might want to hit that preorder button now, as some amiibos may quickly become quite rare. During a recent investors briefing Nintendo's Satoru Iwata spelt out clearly that...

News: Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Have a Bayonetta 1 & 2 eShop offer explanation as a bonus

In recent weeks we've emphasized — in some editorials and general articles — that Nintendo needs to start building more awareness of amiibo with understandable, interesting promotions, videos and so on. We're starting to see that process get underway, with the company following up its...

News: Super Smash Bros. Website Introduces amiibo Details

Super Smash Bros. Website Introduces amiibo Details

Each amiibo is "uniquely your own"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first title to support amiibo toys, with the initial range designed for the brawler — they will eventually be supported in a host of other games, too. Though we have an idea of how the figures will be integrated into the game, the official website has begun to lay out the...

Gallery: A Closer Look at the Six New amiibo Figures

A Closer Look at the Six New amiibo Figures

Oh Luigi, you lovable scamp

Earlier today Nintendo confirmed release dates and details for amiibo figures, with the pleasing announcement of a 'second wave' of six toys that will arrive in December — they're confirmed for the 19th of that month in Europe and are yet to be pinned down in North America. They'll bring more of the Super Smash Bros...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off amiibo Interface in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off amiibo Interface in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Trophy evolves into a figure player, as a fun extra

With the portable entry now here, attention inevitably turns to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with Masahiro Sakurai no doubt preparing to reveal more about the HD entry ahead of its Winter release. A key feature of the home console version, of course, will be its support for amiibo figurines. We've...

News: UK And Australian Pricing For Nintendo's Amiibo Figure Range Is Confirmed

UK And Australian Pricing For Nintendo's Amiibo Figure Range Is Confirmed

Same line up as North America, unsurprisingly

Nintendo UK has confirmed that its Amiibo range of "interactive figures" will retail for £10.99 each. The full range of 12 figures — the same roster that was announced for North America — has been added to Nintendo's online UK store, and the pricing has been replicated over at leading independent...

News: Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Figurines

Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Figurines

$12.99 each in North America

Following today's somewhat extraordinary Japanese Nintendo 3DS Direct, in which new hardware was revealed. Nintendo of American and Nintendo Europe have released separate information, with the focus on previously confirmed products; in the case of North America we finally have more concrete details on amiibo. The...

Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys

A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys

Prepare your wallets

Nintendo's lining up multiple blockbuster releases for the Holiday season, but the most important will likely be its range of NFC toys — amiibo. Marketing these figures, successfully implementing them in games and securing plenty of shelf space with the biggest retailers represent three major challenges for Nintendo, though...

Parent Trap: Amiibo Charts A Fresh Course In The Toys To Life Sector

Amiibo Charts A Fresh Course In The Toys To Life Sector

Wallets are going to suffer this Christmas

Seen one toy-video-game craze and you’ve seen them all, right? Counter to first impressions Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Angry Birds Telepods each offer a distinct experience. Nintendo’s amiibo characters offer another new way to combine toys and video-games, but how different is it to these other...

E3 2014: Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag Comparable To Skylanders And Disney Infinity Toys

Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag Comparable To Skylanders And Disney Infinity Toys

Reggie shares some details

Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that Amiibo (or "amiibo", if you want to be fussy) NFC figures will be priced around the same level as the toys seen in the Skylanders and Disney Infinity ranges. Speaking to the Seattle Times, Fils-Aime said: You can expect them to be comparable to the Disney and...

E3 2014: Nintendo Planning To Release Amiibo Figures for Entire Super Smash Bros. Roster

Nintendo Planning To Release Amiibo Figures for Entire Super Smash Bros. Roster

Explains how the figures will work

As E3 draws to a close for another year, one of the most significant reveals for Nintendo will likely be regarded as the Amiibo figure platform. Previous codenamed NFP (Nintendo Figurine Platform), an initial range was finally shown, demonstrated and confirmed for a number of new and existing titles, even including...