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Rare Amiibo Figures Will Be Replaced With Card Forms

| December 22, 2014

Rare Amiibo Figures Will Be Replaced With Card Forms News Nintendo  Amiibo

Ever since the amiibo launched a month ago, there has been a lot of discussion about the NFC figures from Nintendo. Focused on the playable roster from the recent Super Smash Bros., the amiibo are being split into waves. Even from the first wave, certain figures have been very scarce and as a result are already rare. This is disappointing, as there are special unlockables in certain Nintendo games for some of them, but luckily Shigeru Miyamoto has discussed a little more on how this problem can be solved somewhat.

Figures like Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, and Villager are extremely rare from the first batch and they are going to get even worse with the retailer exclusives in the third wave. In an interview with ABC News, Miyamoto was asked about how the figures would be included digitally in games in the future if certain figures are discontinued, in which he responded:

“We’re not making promises for certain figures, but the way “amiibo” is designed is that certain games can have “amiibo” specifically for that game. Other games can take advantage of past “amiibo” that developers want to make their game compatible with. In the future, we have the option, if certain “amiibo” figures are no longer available in stores, to release an “amiibo” in card form with the same functionality.”

This certainly does not help those that really want to have the collectible figures, but it will allow players to access the exclusive content that only amiibo can provide in certain games. This includes the Spinner item in Hyrule Warriors and exclusive costumes in Mario Kart 8 based on certain racers for the Mii racers.

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  • Fat Godzilla

    Here is an idea for Nintendo , Miyamoto san and Iwata san:

    In order for Nintendo to make more billions follow the following steps:
    1. buy level 5 who is responsible for Yukai Watch
    2. make amiibos for Yukai watch and Pokemon series

    Moreover, we want more Amiibos but not in card format…..Amiibos can make Nintendo very rich why stopping it??? This idea is very similar to the lame “Nintendo of America” retail shop and club compared to others…

    If I am Iwata, I will fire whom ever responsible for the lame club and retail shop for Nintendo America plus the lack of innovation to special games editions and bundles….

    We are opening our wallets…..and we want to see more Amiibos for One piece and DQ characters like these:

    Finally, how about we buy one of any Amiibo for any character from any game and get it’s special theme … companies can also sell their download titles within Amiibos like buying Luffy Amiibo and once activated, it takes you to the eShop to download the game……

  • barryfallsjr

    Just make more Amiibo. For all the awesome content they’ve released this year, they made some very questionable decisions.