It might sound like a sick joke, but amiibo support is coming to Skylanders Superchargers.
The news was confirmed during Nintendo's Digital Event, and marks one of the most interesting crossovers of recent memory.
Two amiibo figures will be available. "Turbocharged" Donkey Kong comes with a Barrel Blaster vehicle, while "Hammer Slam" Bowser has a Clown copter.
Interestingly, these figures can toggle between Skylander and amiibo mode. The base of the figure twists to select which mode you'd like it to be in.
As you might expect, these figures are exclusive to the Wii U version and won't work on other editions of Skylanders Superchargers.
Who can resist that charming gorilla?
And, uh, the Koopa King is there too.
What? Am I having a crazy dream or have I jumped to a weird alternate dimension? This is the biggest shock in E3 history - no one would have guessed this.
A Wii U bundle, with the game and these figures would sell a lot of consoles.
I hope Activision starts manufacturing amiibo. That way we can actually have a chance at getting most of the ones we want.
Maybe I should get back into Skylanders, at last they don't have stock issues.
Well crap. Now I have to get Skylanders Supercharged. I like the figures at least.
Won't be getting the game but I'm definitely getting that Bowser amiibo...thing. <3
Looks like it was a good idea for me to hold back on buying the DK and Bowser amiibo.
I'll be getting the DK figure because it's DK. Probably the Bowser as well...I'll pass on the game though.
If Activitision are making them though, at least there's a better chance I'll be able to orange Dino skins find them in stores.
Nope, I'm not getting these. I love having Amiibo, but I'm drawing the line at Skylander toys.
This is the one thing I can truly say I was disappointed in with the direct. Co develop an amiibo game with activision, I don't care but don't use amiibo to springboard me to skylanders... I don't want to play skylanders. I totally thought that this was going to be an amiibo centric game at first....
EDIT I do wonder if the rumor that activision went to nintendo before making skylanders is true then perhaps the reason for this and the lack of an amiibo centric game is due to legal issues?
This was cool. The fact that they can work like Amiibo as well really made it special. It's especially nice that Nintendo let them loose with the designs and how they work in the game. Now let's get Disney Infinity to support ALL the Amiibo.
@aaronsullivan - I found thisto be too weird.
Nintendo makes amiibo. Insults other companies by saying amibo work better. Nintendo cant make their own decent amiibo game. Put amiibo in the competitors game. How does that make sense?
We will buy both of these as Skylanders when we get the game, and we will have saved money not buying either Bowser amiibo as Im sure this will work as those. Same for DK. Good for us, but I dont get it, looks too much like admiting defeat to me.
@aaronsullivan - PS All the amiibo will work in DI but only the Monsters U world, not even the toybox. Thats how Disney rolls. jk
They did confirm all SW figues work in all worlds right? I think I read that somewhere.
@rjejr It's more getting Skylanders fans to get a Wii U and start them on the Amiibo addiction.
This looks pretty cool. I'll probably get it for grins, especially with Bowser and DK.....
@MadAdam81 - A Wii U bundle w/ these 2 in the box w/ Skyalnders would be nice.
As far as starting an amiibo addiction... #1 rule of drug distribution - first hit is free. And there aren't any amiibo hits to go around except the expensive ones on eBay.
Wii U Version CONFIRMED SUPERIOR
this is need for speed all over again, but different...
Meh Skylanders need all the help they can muster. Is this backwards compilable with Spyro and other Skylanders?
Just thinking about all the Romanish enemies and WW2 models of planes. Next we are going to have the red barron.
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