Nintendo Reveals Next Wave of Amiibos, Plus Compatible Games

Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon to follow first batch of toys.


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Nintendo has revealed the second wave of Amiibo toys scheduled for release across Europe.

From December 19, retailers will begin to stock Amiibo figurines of Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon.

These are added to the previously announced initial wave of Amiibo figures due to ship across Europe 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 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.

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