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Amiibo Can Be Shared Between Both Versions of Super Smash Bros.

by Dean James


With the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS XL later this week, Nintendo has released a brand new update for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. that first released back in October. The main reason for this update is to add amiibo compatibility to the game, which is available natively in the New Nintendo 3DS XL. While we in the US cannot access this new feature until Friday, one interesting feature has been revealed.

With gamers having to delete data in their amiibo to use it in another game, such as the upcoming Mario Party 10, many expected that to be the case between the two versions of Super Smash Bros. However, according to the update’s changelog, which has been provided by a member on NeoGAF, that will not be the case with these two games.

  • Share mode has been added.
  • Users will be able to post photos, replay data, and Mii Fighter data to the official server to share with other users around the world. Users will also be able to search and download the content as well.
  • *Users can only post their own content. Content posted to the server will be deleted after 30 days.
  • Users will be able to share and exchange photos, replay data, and Mii Fighter data with users on their 3DS Friend List.
  • *Content will be received when the Nintendo 3DS is connected to the Internet
  • *It may take some time to receive the data
  • *Content uploaded to the server will be deleted from the server after 30 days.
  • Users will be able to post photos to Miiverse from within the game
  • *Photos will be posted to the official Snapshot Sharing Community
  • amiibo functionality has been added to New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • Users can tap their amiibo figure to the touchscreen to transform them into “figure players (FP)” to battle, train, and level-up their FP.
  • *FPs that were trained in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U can be used in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
  • *Nintendo 3DS/XL systems will be compatible with amiibo functionality using a peripheral device scheduled to launch in 2015 and the software update that will follow.
  • In order to let you play the game more comfortably, we have also fixed some issues.
  • Please note: Once users install the update data (Ver. 1.0.5), they will no longer be able to play local multiplayer with users without the update installed. Additionally, any replay data that was saved prior to the update will no longer be playable.
  • Users will be required to download this update prior to using the software’s online multiplayer features.

This addition will certainly make using amiibo in the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. much easier and the inclusion of Share Mode will make this version of the game even more fun. Also of note, the changelog mentions the device coming for old 3DS owners to use amiibo that we haven’t heard Nintendo mention in a good while, but there is nowhere near a release date given outside of the 2015 window they provide.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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