One of the shock announcements from Nintendo's Digital Event yesterday was the news that Skylanders Superchargers on Wii U would be getting two brand-new amiibo figures.
Donkey Kong and Bowser are both joining the cast of Activision's forthcoming toys-to-life sequel, complete with special vehicles to ride. Interestingly, the Wii version - which is called Skylanders Superchargers Racing and is slightly different from the other versions - will also be getting one of these figures in its starter pack - despite the fact that the Wii doesn't support amiibo. Naturally the figure will still work in Skylanders mode, but you won't be able to take advantage of the amiibo connectivity unless you also own a Wii U. Perhaps this is Nintendo's way of getting people to upgrade their consoles?