Nintendo has unveiled the first wave of Amiibo figurines and as expected cover some of Nintendo’s biggest franchises.
- Donkey Kong
- Wii Fit Trainer (Female)
Unlike Disney Infinity or Skylanders, Amiibo figurines are compatible with a number of Nintendo games and will feature in different ways within them. First up is Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U where the figures can be used to generate non-player characters that will aid you along in single-player. Come 2015, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Mario Party 10 will also be compatible with the toys in currently unannounced ways. Mario Kart 8 will receive and update at some point to add functionality for the figures.
If you have a 3DS, then fear not as compatibility will launch next year with a new peripheral or by buying a new 3DS or 3DS XL model, which both have ability to recognise the figurines built in.
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) August 29, 2014