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Nintendo announces Amiibo characters for Wii U

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Today during its E3 presentation, Nintendo announced the Amiibo figurine line, a series of NFC figurines we’ve seen rumored in the past. The figurines are unique in that information can be sent back to them, so stats gathered throughout the game can be sent back to the figurine so it evolves.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U will be the first game that supports these figurines, but Nintendo is also working on support for Mario Kart 8. There will be more information on these figurines released in the future.

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  • A SNES Day Off

    Sounds like a modern day ‘memory pak’, and that’s not all together a bad thing. These NFC figurines connect wirelessly, can be packaged into different moulds and just look fun to use.

  • Rinslowe

    Yeah this is actually worth watching….

  • Graeme Lynch

    This amiibo thing sounds like a load of bull…

    • Noteak

      I am glad I am not the only one who thinks this.

  • That guy who hates Spike

    Did he say MK8 has them?

    • Noteak

      Yeah in the digital direct he did.

  • rp17

    These are the games they just confirmed it for…

  • HungryMetroid

    the detail of those figurines doe…I need to change my pants

  • DoctorWily

    I’m a big fan of how they’re using this to build up a character and insert them into the game in a variety of ways instead of using them to unlock certain characters. Big props for thinking outside the box!

  • C4

    It’s like Aibo + Mii? Mii Aibo. Aibo Mii. Amiibo

    • Mario

      You know Amiibo sounds like Amigo, which is spanish for friend.

  • Kadeem harvey

    Mii characters now playable!! Sounds epic