Nintendo continues to expand the roster of its wildly successful NFC figures.
Nintendo’s Amiibos were always going to be successful, but no one, not even Nintendo (evident by all the delays and shortages) could have predicted just how successful. And now , even as the company scrambles to ensure the demand is met, and the momentum sustained, it has announced yet another wave of Amiibo figurines, this one featuring some lesser known Nintendo characters that are nonetheless widely loved by fanatic Nintendo fans.
In July, Dark Pit and Palutena will be released, while in September we’ll see Olimar, Bowser Jr., Zero Suit Samus, Ganondorf and Dr. Mario hit store shelves. In addition, Ness will also be getting an Amiibo of his own, albeit exclusively via GameStop. Nintendo also confirmed that MewTwo and Lucas, two newcomers to the Smash Bros. lineup, who are going to be made available as DLC, will also be getting Amiibos of their own in the future.
Speaking of Amiibos, Nintendo also confirmed a line of Amiibos tying in to their upcoming squad based third person shooter, Splatoon. The Amiibos will unlock some exclusive missions in the game, which will in turn let the players gain access to items and weapons they can not gain access to any other way. So far, this is the most overbearing implementation of Amiibos- let’s hope Nintendo does not make it a habit.
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