Nintendo Direct Jan 14th 2015: Amiibo Compatible Games
With the announcement of the 4th wave of amiibos as well as a new Super Mario Bros. line launching, (you can read about both Here) Nintendo also gave us the scoop on some future titles that will be compatible with your amiibo figures. Let’s get a rundown of the 3DS compatible games first.
- Super Smash Bros for 3DS: Featuring the same amiibo compatibility as its Wii U sibling, level up amiibo and have them fight for or against you. A system update in February will add this feature.
- Code Name S.T.E.A.M: Scanning in Fire Emblem characters such as Marth or Ike, players can add them to your team. If they fall during a battle, they’ll have to be revived by scanning them again. Robin and Lucina from wave 4 will also be compatible with the game. Check out a video of them in action here.
- Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+: Scanning in amiibo will unlock special Nintendo themed skins for your planes.
While the only way to scan amiibos into a 3DS game is with a New 3DS XL, Nintendo did confirm an amiibo scanning peripheral will be announced at a later date for those who want to use their amiibo with the older models of the 3DS. With that out of the way, here are some of the upcoming Wii U amiibo compatible games.
- Kirby and the Rainbow Curse: Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight will be compatible with the game, and can be scanned once a day. Scanning the Kirby amiibo gives Kirby a faster charging star dash move, the Dedede amiibo increases your health to 6, and the Meta Knight amiibo charges your dash move more quickly.
- Mario Party 10: The new amiibo party mode will be compatible with both the Smash Bros. and Mario Bros. series of amiibo, with Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, Toad, Rosalina, Donkey Kong, and Wario being usable in the game. At least one amiibo is required to play in this game mode, and a special edition bundle will include the game and a Mario amiibo from the Mario Bros. series. The bundle will be available on launch day March 20th.
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: An update on March 20th will allow the Toad amiibo to be scanned into the game. Doing this unlocks a “Pixel Toad” which will be hidden in the level for players to find.
It certainly is a lot of news to swallow, but what are your thoughts on how Nintendo is handling amiibo functionality with these games? Let us know what features you’d like to see amiibo unlock in the comments!