King K Rool

Nintendo has confirmed that all of the newly announced fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will eventually receive new amiibo figures.

If you've somehow avoided all the news from today's Super Smash Bros. Direct, or were simply knocked over by the pure wonder of it all, you may well have missed the news surrounding the five new fighters coming to the game. First up we saw Simon and Richter Belmont from the Castlevania series, then we had Chrom and Dark Samus appearing as echo fighters, and finally - amazingly - King K. Rool turned up on the scene.

Nintendo has since revealed that amiibo figures will be released for each of these characters, although no images were shared to give us an idea of how they might look in the flesh.

We can already feel our wallets crying under the pressure of all of today's announcements - between this and the limited edition that was shown off earlier, it might be time to think about sacrificing those unessential things like food and house bills.

Are you feeling the hype?