Nintendo Switch Will Support Amiibo
But that’s only if the games support it.
With the Nintendo Switch finally being named and revealed, all sorts of questions are being asked. For instance, will it support Amiibo? You would think so considering that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be receiving them and how prominently they featured in the reveal trailer.
A Nintendo representative clarified with IGN that Amiibo would be supported on the console but that’s only “if a Nintendo game supports Amiibo.”
It was also revealed that the main unit of the Switch is the screen part we saw in the trailer. The docking station is used simply to output to one’s TV screen.
“The Nintendo Switch Dock has been created so that it is extremely easy to seamlessly switch from playing games on a TV to transition into a portable mode. The dock is not the main console unit of Nintendo Switch.”
As for touch-screen controls, Nintendo noted that it would share more information as we get closer to launch. The Nintendo Switch is currently slated to release in March 2017.