Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was the game which unleashed the power of amiibo on the world, but it's easy to forget that the title was preceded by its 3DS sibling - which still doesn't have support for Nintendo's interactive figures.
However, that is set to change tomorrow as Nintendo is releasing a free update which will enable amiibo support within Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Here's the news from an official PR email:
A free update will also be released on 10th February for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS that will enable amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. Collection to be used with the new systems.
You could accuse Nintendo of being slow in pushing this feature to the portable edition of the game, but it's understandable - this week sees the western launch of the New Nintendo 3DS, the only variant of the handheld which is capable of interacting with the NFC tech contained within the amiibo figures. A peripheral for the standard 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS which allows those systems to communicate with amiibo toys is expected to launch at a later date.
It'll be interesting to see this in action, such as whether you can share levelling up progress between the two titles - we shall see. Are you looking forward to using amiibo with Smash Bros. on the New Nintendo 3DS?
Um, Nintendo, what happened to that amiibo scanner thing for regular 3DS you announced awhile back?
EDIT: @Bushido_Fai @SanderEvers Ty
@CapeSmash " A peripheral for the standard 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS which allows those systems to communicate with amiibo toys is expected to launch at a later date."
Can't wait for this update tomorrow! Been saving my Sheik to train on my New 3DS Ambassador Edition!
I'm waiting for the scanner, but I still got my Wii U.
I been waiting for this, I hope those other things that was promised comes with this update as well.
Awww yiiis, looking forward to trying this on for size.
Aw man, yes! I can't wait to finally be able to use all my amiibo!!
Eh. Why not release both N3DS and that peripheral. Bad Nintendo. Although I'm not affected by this as the N3DS will be my first 3DS.
Hopefully a balance patch will come with it... please?
Of course the NFC scanner for standard 3DS and XL won't be released until several months after New 3DS launch because the delay would cause plenty of people to get the New 3DS.
I'm looking forward to finally getting all the custom special moves as amiibo gathers them very quickly.
@BaffleBlend - Hope not. Sure it will be something to talk about, but it'll start an uproar. But I'm not really sure what you want balanced. It's pretty good as it is.
That's great, too bad all my Amiibos are level 50
@BensonUii probably because they want people to buy the N3DS. If they released the peripheral with the N3DS, there would be even less reason to buy the N3DS. There is already few reasons now to upgrade as it is now.
Kinda makes sense to release the attachment the same day as the update as alot of people wont have the new 3ds yet, jeez what a fail by Nintendo...
I REALLY hope that the data from Wii U to 3DS is the same. As in, you could start training on Wii U and finish on 3DS and vice-versa. It seems they've been reluctant to mention it and I would be devistated if we had to dwelt our Wii U Amiibo data for essentially the same game
Finally,I have been waiting for this update as I have been wanting to use my Pit amiibo in Smash.
@PokeMarioR The information is compatible, as my New 3DS showed me the name I gave my amiibo in Smash on the Wii U when I went into amiibo settings on the Home screen.
You know, why can't we use the GamePad as the 3DS external NFC reader? A lot of people who have a Wii U also have amiibo.
@BensonUii "...I'm not affected by this as the N3DS will be my first 3DS."
I truly feel bad for you.
Nintendo should let people who connect their 3DS to the Wii U version use the GamePad as a scanner. It's clunky, but workable.
@VeeFlamesNL That's far from the truth otherwise Wii U would actually be selling well. Plenty of people only own amiibo as just Nintendo merchandise, not for any connectivity.
@SMBSS: But they can still get you stuff like trophies and custom parts and special moves - that's what I do on the Wii U! All profit while I watch them beat each other senseless!
Good try it out on my oz imported 3ds and let u know tomoz
Yeah with lots of games I need to buy to catch up.
Yeah but I think, correct me if im wrong, you have to erase data from your amiibo to use it on the 3ds and start fresh if you used it on the wii u version already or buy a second one. I hope im wrong
@Grumblevolcano Up until now that several 3DS games have amiibo support, players bought amiibo for Wii U games[Smash Bros.]. Out of those 'plenty of people,' a great deal of them would have one amiibo for a Wii U in a household. And amiibo selling Wii U's? Highly unlikely.
@BensonUii The 3DS is my favorite system of all time.
@VeeFlamesNL "Literally everyone who possesses amiibo has a Wii U..."
I don't have a Wii U, and I've obtained 6 amiibo because I've wanted to have amiibos for when the New 3DS launches and use them in Smash 4.
@VeeFlamesNL I personally know a number of people who have bought multiple Amiibo who don't own a Wii U just to collect them as figurines. Many of the Amiibo have not been released as a figure before, this adding to the collectibility of them.
@VeeFlamesNL Dude, I have 10+ amiibo and I don't even have a Wii U. I'm getting them because one, many of these characters never get merchandise and two, I'm hoarding them for when the New 3DS releases because as we all know most of these will have been long gone when it launches.
Don't assume please and thank you
I wouldn't get your hopes up on the scanner....Nintendo is only going to produce 42 of them!!! Have fun finding them, but hey, keep buying the Amiibos.
@Knuckles That's exactly what I did!
OK, so some people see amiibo more than a system accessory[sorry]… I still think the GamePad can serve as an amiibo reader.
Now how about a release date for the smaller New 3DS in this country please??!
@MetalK9: Diddy Kong's DThrow->Uair, mostly.
So looking forward to this!
@PinkSpider not really because that would take some of the incentive away from buying the new 3ds.
Hopefully we can find some more hidden data in this update!
So when does this rumoured NFC dongle for the "old" 3DS drop?
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