Nintendo is introducing a new way to experience gaming through character figurines known as amiibo ($12.99). Players can connect their amiibo with compatible Wii U games so that their amiibo can interact with the game. To connect your amiibo to the game, all you have to do is hold the amiibo over the Wii U gamepad. The first set of amiibo that will come out are amiibos for the Super Smash Bros. game on the Wii U.
Among these amiibo are some of our favorite heroes and heroines such as Mario, Peach, and Yoshi from the Super Mario series, Pikachu from the Pokemon series, Samus Aran from the Metroid series, Marth from Fire Emblem, Link from the Legend of Zelda, Fox from Star Fox, Kirby, and Donkey Kong. However, we have some other familiar faces such as the Villager from Animal Crossing and the Wii Fit Trainer from the Wii Fit games.
An example of how these amiibos will work is that connecting the amiibos while playing Super Smash Bros. will allow you to fight against, fight with, or watch it fight against other characters. Your amiibo will be able to increase its attack and defense and also learn new fighting techniques and its leveling capabilities will be capped at level 50. All the changes that are made to the amiibo are then stored on the amiibo itself.
If you’re interested in checking out Nintendo’s new amiibo gaming experience, check out our tracker for the figures here!