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Every New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Will Get An Amiibo

More characters, more amiibos.

by Jelani James


It looks like Nintendo will be making bank off its amiibo products in the near future, as director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that a new lineup of amiibo products are debuting parallel to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to complete the huge roster of characters available.

To be clear, not all of them will be available at launch. Some will arrive in stores just as Ultimate arrives, while others are due out several months later and even more at unspecified dates.

Specifically, on Ultimate’s release date, Dec. 7, Ridley from the Metroid series, the Inklings from Splatoon and Wolf from Star Fox will hit the shelves. Meanwhile, several months later on Feb. 15, King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong series, the Ice Climbers and the special pre-order bonus character Piranha Plant (who allegedly has a “nice curved form”) are set to arrive further bolster the collection.

Beyond that, Isabelle from Animal Crossing, Street Fighter’s Ken, Young Link from The Legend of Zelda, Pikachu’s baby form Pichu and Princess Daisy will arrive at unspecified dates in 2019.

As for the pre-existing ones, those that you might have purchased for Smash 4 are fully functional here and you can even transfer their data to Ultimate, so there’s no need to worry about purchasing new ones.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is due out for the Nintendo Switch on Dec. 7.

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