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 seen plenty of footage in terms of how these will work, primarily from E3, and now Sakurai-san has used his latest Miiverse Pic of the Day to show off some of the interface for amiibo, while also revealing a minor benefit of connecting a figurine.

Pic of the day. For the first time ever in the Super Smash Bros. series, you can play with a collection of real-life trophies in the form of amiibo. Simply touch them on this part of the GamePad. This particular screen is dedicated to activating amiibo, but you can also tap your amiibo on the GamePad at the character-selection screen to let that character join the battle.

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Once you do, the trophy of your amiibo character transforms into a Figure Player (FP)!! FPs fight and develop on their own.

Amiibo Trophy

Are you excited about amiibo in the Wii U version, or more concerned with whether an update will eventually make the figures compatible with the 3DS iteration in 2015? Let us know in the comments below.

[source miiverse.nintendo.net]