Gallery: A Closer Look at Nintendo's Next Amiibo Range
New images star Luigi and Captain Falcon; Plus, Nintendo releases trailer showcasing first set.
Nintendo has released new images of the second wave of Amiibo toys that will arrive at retail before Christmas.
The six new characters, due to ship from December 19, are Captain Falcon, Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, and Pit. You can take a closer look at the characters in the images below, while a new trailer can be found above.
These are added to the previously announced initial wave of Amiibo figures due to ship from November 28, which include: Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby, and Marth.
In the UK, each figurine will cost £11 each, while in the US the price is $12.99 each.
Amiibo figurines are plastic miniatures of some of Nintendo's most iconic characters. With a built-in NFC technology, these toys can will interact with certain Nintendo games in various ways, though the specifics are not clear. A previous example cited by Nintendo is, when a Link Amiibo is adjoined to Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, that character then becomes playable in-game.
The first Nintendo game set to support Amiibo is Super Smash Bros for Wii U, and Nintendo has now revealed an initial list of other games that will support the toys in some form. They are:
Currently, the 2DS, the 3DS, and the 3DS XL do not support Amiibo technology, which is why Nintendo is set to release a new version of the handheld with NFC capability built in.
Want a closer look at the first wave of Amiibo figures? Take a look in the additional gallery below:
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