Come on, Robin. A voracious pink demon and a golem of metal they'll buy, but nobody's ever going to believe a dog can laugh like a human.

In what likely comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody, Fire Emblem Fates comes with amiibo compatibility for figures from the series. One fun little twist, however, seems to be a solid nod to where these characters had been employed between installments.

According to the folks at Siliconera, Robin, Lucina, Ike, and Marth amiibo can all be tapped into the My Castle mode of Fates, whereupon they will appear and provide the customary fantasy-strat greeting of challenging you to battle. Win and the character will join your party.

Talking to the characters in your plaza will yield some vague recollections, a few of which seem to reference times spent in the realm of Super Smash Bros. Robin, for example, will state, "I have the strangest feeling that before coming here, I battled against many combatants… launching people, getting launched..." Ike, who also gives a taunt from Smash Bros. within the game, will say, "I just remembered… before coming here, I matched up against countless warriors from all over the world to hone my skills."

You can head to the full Siliconera article to see some more of what these world-trippers have to say, although it's worth noting these quotes have all been translated from the Japanese version of the game and may not fully match what will come in the localisation.

So what do you think? Is dipping references of Smash into Fire Emblem awesome, just goofy fun, or sacrilege? Let us know!