Posted: 09:06 16th June 2015
Nintendo has published their Digital Event video for E3 and with it came the amiibo announcements.
The first surprise was the reveal of a Skylanders Superchargers and amiibo crossover.
Donkey Kong and Bowser are coming to Skylanders Superchargers with their own Skylanders figure and vehicle. They will have a switch to change between a Skylanders and amiibo mode. The game is out September 25th.
The other major amiibo news was the upcoming Animal Crossing amiibo support. The release date for 3DS game Happy Home designer was revealed as October 2nd. There will be a bundle of the game, one card and the NFC reader/writer accessory (they need to come up with a better name for that). The first series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards will contain 100 cards.
Animal Crossing will also come to the Wii U but as a board game built around amiibo. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, out later in the year, will be released alongside a series of 8 Animal Crossing amiibo figures. One compatible amiibo per player is required for multi-player. There will be a special bundle that includes the game, two amiibo figures(!) and three amiibo cards. The amiibo cards will also be used in some to be announced minigames.
Super Mario Maker amiibo features were detailed and it will support multiple amiibo. An amiibo will unlock a sprite to play the levels with. As an example Wii Fit Trainer was shown and she had her own custom sounds while playing. These sprites can also be unlocked within the game by completing challenges.
Two huge Mario 30th Anniversary amiibo will also be released, a retro looking one and a more modern looking one but basically just a colour swap. In Super Mario Maker these amiibo will allow Mario to grow big and destroy blocks but also they will apply a filter to the screen to make it look like an old TV. These will be available to buy during Winter 2015. However a special edition of the Super Mario Maker game, a hard back book and the retro styled Mario amiibo will be out September 11th. Which is annoying.
Nintendo also showed Yoshi's Woolly World supporting more amiibo with different designs for Yoshi, which for some reason I have missed out on reporting before.
Elsewhere, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed in an interview with IGN they are working on a transforming Arwing amiibo prototype for the newly revealed Star Fox Zero game for Wii U but is unsure if it will come out, the tease.