Super Smash Bros. Joker And Hero Amiibo Pre-Orders Are Live
Joker will take your heart, and Hero will join your quest, this Fall (if you're an Amiibo collector).
The next wave of Smash Bros. Amiibo, featuring two of the DLC characters introduced in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, is arriving on October 2. Nintendo has confirmed on Twitter that figurines of the two characters, which were previously announced alongside Min-Min, will both release on this date.
From this date, you'll be able to pick up Joker from Persona 5 and Hero from the Dragon Quest series as Amiibo. Both of the new Amiibo are available to pre-order now at Best Buy for $16 each.
Although there are multiple models of Hero in the game, only one seems to be available as an Amiibo. Historically, characters with multiple models have sometimes released with variants, including Bayonetta and Corrin. Whether we'll see figurines for the other versions of Hero in the future remains to be seen.
You'll be able to use these Amiibo even if you have not purchased the characters, although you will not be able to play as these characters yourself. Amiibo fighters level up as they fight with or against you, learning from how you play, and are ultimately capable of becoming much stronger fighters than the game's standard AI.
Nintendo has slowed down Amiibo production since the Switch released, but the other DLC characters--including Banjo-Kazooie, Terry, Byleth, and Min-Min, plus five unannounced fighters--will also receive Amiibo figurines.
For more on Amiibo, check out this article about the competitive Amiibo fighting scene, where players pit their trained the figures against one another.
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