As anyone that followed us during E3 will know, this humble writer is pretty keen to get into Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, in the hope that AlphaDream will keep up its good form with the series. It'll be the second series entry on 3DS, and it transpires that it'll also do its part in promoting Nintendo's range of amiibo.

Due on 3rd December in Japan it's been confirmed that the game will support a whole load of amiibo figures; these will give special cards for use in battle. The following will be supported:

  • Mario (Super Smash Bros. range)
  • Peach (Super Smash Bros. range)
  • Yoshi (Super Smash Bros. range)
  • Luigi (Super Smash Bros. range)
  • Bowser (Super Smash Bros. range)
  • Dr. Mario (Super Smash Bros. range)
  • Mario (Super Mario range)
  • Peach (Super Mario range)
  • Toad (Super Mario range)
  • Luigi (Super Mario range)
  • Yoshi (Super Mario range)
  • Bowser
  • Yarn Yoshi (Green)
  • Yarn Yoshi (Blue)
  • Yarn Yoshi (Pink)
  • Mega Yarn Yoshi
  • Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary (Modern Colours)
  • Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary (Classic Colours)

According to the rather tiny image of the Japanese box art this entry will also have some online features courtesy of the Nintendo Network, though it's possible that this is just referencing Miiverse connectivity; we'll see whether there's more to that in the future.

Are you looking forward to this one's arrival in the West next year?

[source nintendo.co.jp, via perfectly-nintendo.com]