Reggie Fils-Aime and Satoru Iwata opened a lot of eyes, pleased a lot of ears and piqued a lot of interests when they revealed Nintendo Amiibos earlier this week. They’re collectible figurines that can be used to beam characters into games like Super Smash Brothers and other upcoming titles from Nintendo. It’s not unlike the Disney Infinity and Skylanders movement that has caught fire as of late.
So what more do we know about these things three days later? For starters, we’ve gotten our first look at retail packaging for the little guys. It’s your standard stuff here: they’re housed in a nice, clear plastic chassis to show off every bit of Nintendo glory and goodness inside of them. This is also the first crop of characters confirmed to be offered as Amiibos. The list, along with Mario, now looks like this:
- Princess Peach
We imagine that nearly every characters in Super Smash Bros. Wii U will be well-represented as Amiibos by the time the game launches, though that still can’t be confirmed just yet. Wondering how much they’ll be at retail?
Fils-Aime revealed that they’ll be similar in pricing to Skylanders and Disney Infinity, so you can expect them to run you in the range of $10 to $15 (not bad, especially if you’re getting these things more to collect than for purposes of gameplay). Will you be picking up some Amiibo characters of your own? If so, let us know which ones with a quick comment below!
[Update]: We’ve seen seen that Samus, Donkey King, Link, Yoshi and the Wii Fit trainer have all been confirmed. As we said, we expect a lot more to come so don’t be surprised to see this list grow as the week goes on. [Thanks Scott!]