Tri Force Heroes

While Nintendo’s amiibo line has resulted in a mixture of happiness and frustration for fans, it’s clearly a goldmine for Kyoto-based company right now. For these reasons it comes as somewhat surprising news the upcoming 3DS title, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, will not include amiibo support.

In a recent interview with IGN, the game’s director – Hiromasa Shikata – revealed the latest portable 3DS Zelda entry “isn’t a natural fit” for amiibo support.

I think [that's] because we're focused on giving players the ability to choose different outfits to impact their experience within the game. We didn't think amiibo added anything other than what games with it are already doing.

"There's no reason to shoehorn it in," Shikata concluded.

Since Nintendo released its amiibo line last year, the toys-to-life have shipped 10.5 million units worldwide. It’s now become pretty-much expected that every single latest release on either Wii U or 3DS will feature some kind of amiibo functionality.

These latest comments from Shikata, however, may be signs Nintendo will pace themselves with in-game amiibo content if they can’t think of anything more than additional character outfits.

Let us know in the comments if you’re happy to hear Tri Force Heroes will be free of amiibo functionality or if you were perhaps hoping to see support for the Toon Link amiibo and the other Zelda amiibo already available.