Cat Mario and Cat Peach
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Before we get stuck into the news, we have some... questions about the anatomy going on here. Peach has her ears pierced... but instead of her earrings appearing on her cat-ears, they appear where her human-ears would be. What do you mean it's a costume? If it were just a costume, why would they be running around on all fours? We await Nintendo's comment on the matter.

Meanwhile, it's time to make some room on your stuffed amiibo shelf, folks: Nintendo isn't done selling you bits of plastic yet. Details about the new Bowser's Fury expansion, exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario 3D World, have included new compatibility for the Bowser and Bowser Jr. amiibo figures, as well as two totally new amiibo: Cat Mario and Cat Peach.

Unlike most amiibo, which are silky-smooth and fun to put in your mouth [Ed: not recommended], the Cat amiibo are textured to create the appearance of fur. They've even got some quite lovely gradients between the colourful body and the white socks and tail-tips, with red bases that signify them as members of the Super Mario series.

Cat Mario will grant players the ability to transform into an invincible White Cat Mario, and Cat Peach will cause power-up items to appear randomly. The two amiibo will both be available on the 2nd of February.

Will these two new amiibo enter the ranks of your favourites, or are they just two more to add to the ever-growing pile? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.