Following today's release date announcement and trailer, Nintendo has just released high resolution wave 2 amiibo packshots and screenshots that show just how beautiful these little guys really are.
Pit is especially nice.
damn.. I have 4 from Wave 1 on preorder, but might have to pick up a couple of these ones too.
Oh yeah!! Captain Falcon's on da house! Show me your moves!!!
My wallet is already dead.
Thank God I don't have a Wii U, my kids would get into this and I can't afford another series now that Infinity and Skylanders are annualized!
If only you didn't have kids...
*Hands you a shovel while whistling innocently*
Already have 6 of these guys paid in full and going to pay off another 4 next week. Come December I will preorder and buy these six as well. Can't wait for Smash on Wii U!!!
Where are they available for pre-order?
You can preorder the original 12 at just about any major retailer. If your talking about the six new Amiibo's I stated in my comment that come December I will pick up those six new one's. Sorry for any confusion.
We still have no info on how these will work. Pathetic.
Actually there is info on Nintendo's website. Since your online I assumed you watched E3. These in skylanders serve as your back up or online partner. You set them on the controller they gain experience from fighting besides you.
Yes, I saw that. There are still very few details. For example these are supposed to work with multiple games. How? Word has it using the same figure with multiple games would ERASE all progress from prior games. That to me does not sound very appealing. Since DLC is already planned for Mariokart which brings in new characters, how would Amiibo work? If I bought the Link Amiibo and not the DLC would link still appear in game? No details provided. Toads treasure hunt states it will be compatible with certain Amiibo....but will require a patch some time next year? To do what? How would the characters work? You go ahead and buy them, they look great, but one can't help but see them for what they are..,a blatant Nintendo money grab (with little to no play value). It is sad really, as Nintendo could really do something creative here. I am not holding my breath.
Nope data is never really erased. The nfc acts as a memory card along with the individual game memory for games saves. You can potentially save and transport game saves with these also. It really depends on the game and how they want to support it. The tech goes a little deeper than other figure based games. Indies could potentially use them.
Awesome! I love that Luigi Amiibo, but the sideburns on the Zelda figurine don't work too well :/
The quality of these figures seem to vary quite a bit... The Captain Falcon and diddy kong ones look INCREDIBLE. But zelda and little Mac look like McDonald's toys :\ hopefully this will change by the time these come out.
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