The leading toys-to-life series is about to become even more popular as amiibo support will be included in the Nintendo Wii and Wii U versions of Skylanders SuperChargers!

These hyrbrid Sylanders/ammibo figures were introduced during the Nintendo Digital event by Karthik Bala from Vicarious Visions.  He showed off two unexpected guest stars -Turbo charged Donkey Kong with his Barrel Blaster vehicle, and Hammer Slam Bowser in the Clown Cruiser.

Both figures are upgradeable with classic and unique move sets.  The base of the characters can be twisted, to act as either Skylander figures or ammibos.

More news will follow at Nintendo Treehouse Live.

  • Skylanders SuperChargers from Activision: Both Donkey Kong and Bowser guest star in the next Skylanders game complete with their own vehicles and move sets that celebrate the lore and legacy of their 30+ years in the video game universe. As an added bonus, the Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser Skylanders SuperCharger characters also work as amiibo in compatible Nintendo games, so players can store their save data in both modes with a simple twist of the figure’s base. The game is anticipated to launch Sept. 20.