Remember when the New Nintendo 3DS was originally released? At the time, to get some extra sales out of the system, Nintendo made certain content - and even games - exclusive to this particular unit. One title only playable on this device was Xenoblade Chronicles 3D.
This particular port included additional features like a Collection Mode (compatible with StreetPass) and amiibo support. If you were hoping these extras would somehow carry across to the upcoming release on Switch, unfortunately, this won't be happening. According to Siliconera, the Japanese website for the Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition notes how these New 3DS features won't be included in the Switch remaster.
And in case you're wondering how amiibo linked with the 3DS version, here's an official description:
Earn in game tokens in Xenoblade Chronicles 3D by tapping a Shulk amiibo figure to the New Nintendo 3DS XL . Tokens can be used to unlock music and animated 3D models of various characters.
We don't blame amiibo owners if they're a little bit upset about the lack of NFC support considering the Switch Joy-Con double as readers. It seems then that the Definitive Edition will be based solely on the Wii release. However, there'll also be some exclusive content in this latest version - in the form of the Future Connected epilogue.
Were you hoping the features from the 3DS game would be included in the Switch release? Did you try out this title on Nintendo's 3D device? Leave a comment below.