Nintendo’s NFC figurines will be getting even more uses soon.
Amiibos, the NFC figures that Nintendo released late last year alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (and then saw the dough roll in as they went on to sell millions) have so far had a variety of uses, albeit all limited- they are compatible with multiple games, and can be used to unlock stuff in various Nintendo games. Now, they will be getting even more uses as Nintendo confirmed at its newest investors meeting that they will be used to unlock timed demos of Virtual Console games soon enough.
Essentially, upon scanning in the figure using the Wii U’s NFC port, you will be allowed to download a free, timed trial of an NES or SNES game starring that character for free; so far, this has been confirmed only for Wii U, though with the release of the NFC enabled New Nintendo 3DS, chances are it will be coming over to their handheld soon too.
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