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Title: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 18, 2014, 02:58:25 PM
amiibo

Nintendo - amiibo E3 2014 Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odUjMhc6YgU#ws)
Announced at Nintendo's Digital Event (Tuesday, June 10, 2014)! Figurines in which you can use to store data and use the actual characters in-game. Exclusive to Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Price: $12.99 each. Release: [First Wave] Friday, November 21, 2014 (North America); Friday, November 28, 2014 (Europe); Saturday, November 29, 2014 (Australia); Saturday, December 6, 2014 (Japan). [Second Wave] December 2014 (North America); Friday, December 12, 2014 (Australia); Friday, December 19, 2014 (Europe); Thursday, January 22, 2014 (Japan). [Third Wave] February 2015 (Japan).

More Info (http://e3.nintendo.com/amiibo/)
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 18, 2014, 03:16:04 PM
Here are some images and games that will be compatible:

Spoiler: Images (click to show/hide)

The amiibo functionality will be compatible with Mario Kart 8, Mario Party 10, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and Yoshi's Woolly World. There will be more titles to support amiibo functionality. The amiibo functionality for 3DS games will start in 2015.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: NintendoFan on June 18, 2014, 03:23:44 PM
First Skylanders, then Disney, and now this. it's a decent idea, but it was used two times already.

On topic, I wonder what the games will do with amiibo. (Except Super Smash Bros. for Wii U because we all already know what it does.)
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: ttwashere on June 18, 2014, 08:29:52 PM
Where did you get the price estimate?

First Skylanders, then Disney, and now this. it's a decent idea, but it was used two times already.
There has already been Nintendo released NFC figurines. Pokemon Rumble U used it.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 18, 2014, 08:51:14 PM
Where did you get the price estimate?
Reggie said prices will be similar to what Skylanders and Disney figurines cost, that's where he said they will cost about $10~$15. However, this is coming off from Reggie, so I know the prices are subject to change once we get clear information in the future.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on June 19, 2014, 04:26:49 AM
I am so excited! I'm already making a tier list for which ones I want/my parents will let me buy from the Super Smash Bros. line! It'll go something like this (Order may not be exact, as this is a rough draft created without knowledge of circumstances and not having the game and knowing all of the characters yet); criteria is based on a combination of how much I'll use them and how much I like them in general:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
I also love the functionality across multiple games, even seemingly unlikely ones! Just imagining what they will do and what they're going to look like is going to be fun! Plus, I'll finally have some missing Nintendo icons in my room! Yay!
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Nix on June 19, 2014, 04:47:07 AM
It's weird how much I love the name Amiibo. I think it's weird they chose to use the Super Smash Bros character images as the figurine poses. Because they work for numerous games, I was excepting just a generic stance.

It'd be cool if they could integrate character costumes for the Amiibo you placed in Bayonetta 2 and the Amiibo you placed in became playable in Hyrule Warriors.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: ttwashere on June 19, 2014, 01:34:24 PM
I think it's weird they chose to use the Super Smash Bros character images as the figurine poses.
I'm sure there will be multiple figurines of the same characters.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: noctus on June 26, 2014, 03:36:37 AM
I think this will be a cpu rival/ help only for the offline modes,
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 26, 2014, 10:02:35 AM
I think this will be a cpu rival/ help only for the offline modes.
No, it won't be help only for offline modes. You can also use them online to take on your opponents...just not with anyone, though.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: SuperZambezi on June 26, 2014, 12:19:30 PM
$10~$15.
...

Gotta wait and see what they actually do in all these games. I'll probably buy the Link figurine and end there.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: ttwashere on June 26, 2014, 04:52:04 PM
So will the Nintendo-skylanders type game that allows you to bring all Amiibos into it be their 2015 holiday game? I can see that being huge.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Viboolin of the Pancake on June 30, 2014, 12:57:19 PM
I never thought they bring the Melee idea of the Trophy Summoning into real life. That alone is sweet syrup! Even if it is a repeat of things from before, this is kinda the real deal for me...
I'm so getting a Peach one once it comes out. Haven't had any need to own figurines before this (besides the Sanae one I almost got for a birthday).

What video game characters would you like to see as Amiibos?

@Tyler
Oooooh~ If that were true and the game were good I would be sold for getting a Wii U.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on July 10, 2014, 04:06:50 PM
If I were to get these, I would probably want the Yoshi and Diddy Kong figurines first.

GameXplain also gave a discussion video on how the amiibo figurines will work.

Spoiler: Discussion Video (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Starlit Midnight on July 10, 2014, 10:08:38 PM
I was not on board with the whole NFC craze but I would actually have fun just collecting them for fun.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on August 29, 2014, 11:40:46 AM
The amiibo figurines will run you $12.99 each! You can pre-order them now from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N4ABVOM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00N4ABVOM&linkCode=as2&tag=nintendoeverything-20&linkId=E6XVT2KBWF7RZLLY) or GameStop (http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-3-amiibo,28zu0&utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=deeplink&cid=afl_10000087&affID=77777&sourceID=qd9XcyEa3J0-ZPWW94nj.8UU.Mc4a10gnw)!

Spoiler: amiibo Figurines (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Mizore_Ice on August 29, 2014, 02:05:47 PM
I need to get me that Marth & Peach figurine.

This is really awesome! I can't wait to see the others! I've always wanted figurines of Smash Bros. characters since I was young. This is like a dream come true. Oh man...
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Nix on August 29, 2014, 03:14:49 PM
They're pretty well done (except Link, his face looks off to me). I might end up getting Kirby & Sheik when Smash comes out, and maybe one of the newcomer ones depending on if I pick one of them up as my mains.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on August 29, 2014, 03:39:31 PM
Looks like Kirby and Pikachu are gonna be the only ones in my Christmas stocking...and the first ones to have the honor of me playing with them, not that I'm mad or anything; these are two of my mains, but...I was planning on saving this milestone for someone else. *Sniff*
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on August 29, 2014, 05:35:38 PM
Looks like Kirby and Pikachu are gonna be the only ones in my Christmas stocking...and the first ones to have the honor of me playing with them, not that I'm mad or anything; these are two of my mains, but...I was planning on saving this milestone for someone else. *Sniff*
Luigi is getting a figurine, too, just that we don't know when. Every Smash fighter is getting a figurine.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on August 29, 2014, 06:22:00 PM
Looks like Kirby and Pikachu are gonna be the only ones in my Christmas stocking...and the first ones to have the honor of me playing with them, not that I'm mad or anything; these are two of my mains, but...I was planning on saving this milestone for someone else. *Sniff*
Luigi is getting a figurine, too, just that we don't know when. Every Smash fighter is getting a figurine.
I know-I read it several times before. Bold part's the kicker, added to the fact that none of us have even seen it yet.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Yoshiman222 on August 29, 2014, 06:38:43 PM
All I wanted was a Yoshi one so this is good for me. :P
I'll be hopefully getting him for Christmas. ;D
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on October 04, 2014, 03:27:52 PM
Here we have the final build of the amiibo figurines!

Spoiler: Video (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on October 06, 2014, 11:49:49 AM
Here are some more pictures on the Amiibo figurines! You can find them here (http://www.vooks.net/nintendo-at-eb-expo-in-pictures-new-3ds-new-3ds-cover-plates-amiibo-and-the-huge-gamecube-adapter-for-wii-u/).
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on October 07, 2014, 12:46:25 PM
The second wave of amiibos have been announced!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

We have Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Pit, Captain Falcon, and Little Mac! This second wave will be released around two weeks after the first wave of amiibos. I definitely want Diddy Kong for Christmas.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on October 07, 2014, 03:02:23 PM
Those six are part of the first wave in Japan btw

I wonder if amiibo are region locked...
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on October 07, 2014, 03:27:49 PM
Looks like Kirby and Pikachu are gonna be the only ones in my Christmas stocking...and the first ones to have the honor of me playing with them, not that I'm mad or anything; these are two of my mains, but...I was planning on saving this milestone for someone else. *Sniff*
Ohmigosh! Ohmigosh! The Luigi amiibo...there, just waiting to be played with, so close...I lack further words of description other than amazement and "Hurry up, two weeks after Nov. 21!"...Zelda and Diddy Kong are nice too. ;-)
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on October 24, 2014, 12:26:06 AM
Here's the introduction!

Nintendo - amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3c_JDDp99k#ws)
Looks like Kirby and Pikachu are gonna be the only ones in my Christmas stocking...and the first ones to have the honor of me playing with them, not that I'm mad or anything; these are two of my mains, but...I was planning on saving this milestone for someone else. *Sniff*
Ohmigosh! Ohmigosh! The Luigi amiibo...there, just waiting to be played with, so close...I lack further words of description other than amazement and "Hurry up, two weeks after Nov. 21!"...Zelda and Diddy Kong are nice too. ;-)
Aren't you going to get amiibo figurines other than Luigi?
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on October 24, 2014, 01:26:24 AM
Yeah, haven't you seen my tier list way back in page 1? I plan on at least getting Kirby (perhaps for free), Pikachu, and Luigi for Christmas, then the almighty King Dedede, Jigglypuff, and Rosalina & Luma when they come out. I want even more, but money is finite, so that's why I made tiers for the Smash Bros. cast in the first place.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on October 24, 2014, 01:48:37 AM
Yeah, haven't you seen my tier list way back in page 1? I plan on at least getting Kirby (perhaps for free), Pikachu, and Luigi for Christmas, then the almighty King Dedede, Jigglypuff, and Rosalina & Luma when they come out. I want even more, but money is finite, so that's why I made tiers for the Smash Bros. cast in the first place.
Well, you just edited it, so. It'll be hard trying to get an amiibo for free, good luck with that.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on October 24, 2014, 03:45:39 AM
Yeah, haven't you seen my tier list way back in page 1? I plan on at least getting Kirby (perhaps for free), Pikachu, and Luigi for Christmas, then the almighty King Dedede, Jigglypuff, and Rosalina & Luma when they come out. I want even more, but money is finite, so that's why I made tiers for the Smash Bros. cast in the first place.
Well, you just edited it, so. It'll be hard trying to get an amiibo for free, good luck with that.
That edit was technically more of an update to fit the Secret Characters plus Mewtwo; as for the free figure, I had heard somewhere that Toys R'Us is giving a free amiibo when you purchase Super Smash Bros. for WiiU.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on October 30, 2014, 03:42:23 PM
Some information, pictures, and which amiibo figures are compatible for which games! Be careful, some amiibo figures are limited-time only! If you're a collector of sorts, then you better get your hands on them! Nintendo doesn't say which figures are limited-time only, so you better get cracking on shelling out your $$$ for those figures!

Quote from: Satoru Iwata
With “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U,” we will launch “amiibo,” a new category of products for us. amiibo is a series of figures equipped with NFC that can connect with video games. It is not only one example of Nintendo’s IP utilization strategy but it also enables us to achieve multiple things at the same time.

Firstly, amiibo figures are offered at an affordable price range when compared to packaged video game software. Even people who may not be able to purchase software frequently may be able to afford to purchase character figures one by one. This could spark interest in the game or contribute to maintaining use rates of our video game platforms.
The amiibo figure lineup for “Super Smash Bros.” will continue to be released even after this year-end sales season, and we hope that this will help to update store shelves. As store shelf space is limited, some amiibo will remain stocked on the shelves as staple choices while some will be limited-time offers which will cede their positions to new ones once they are sold out.
With these offerings, I believe the Nintendo characters lined up on shelves, which usually only contain standard-sized boxes, will have an outstanding presence, and this means a lot to us.
Even though amiibo will be compatible only with Wii U at the launch, we are proactively making progress on Nintendo 3DS compatibility. As the New Nintendo 3DS handheld contains an NFC reader/writer, it will be able to support amiibo after a software update. The Nintendo 3DS platform will also be able to do the same via an external NFC reader/writer, which is scheduled to be launched in 2015. With these offerings, we will increase the amiibo compatible software lineup for Nintendo 3DS.
amiibo is a new category of products for us that creates a new kind of value by being supported by multiple titles. We hope that by making amiibo figures compatible with multiple titles, consumers will be happy to carry the figures with them and will be eager to try them with new software.

In “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U,” amiibo is an in-game character that you battle and train, and it can play with you as your buddy or even your opponent.
Of course, amiibo support will vary depending on the title and this is only an example of the possibilities. We will offer further instances of amiibo compatability with various products next year.

(http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/141030/img/33l.jpg)

Source (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/141030/04.html)

Spoiler: Image (click to show/hide)

As shown here, it is confirmed that the initial figurines Mario, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and Donkey Kong are compatible with Mario Kart 8. Link is the only one compatible with Hyrule Warriors. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will have all playable fighters compatible (unknown for Mewtwo, but likely).

Mario, Princess Peach, and Yoshi amiibo figurines will be compatible for Mario Party 10. Yoshi will be compatible for Yoshi's Woolly World. In this sense, Yoshi has the most games compatible for its figurine at this time: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Mario Party 10, and Yoshi's Woolly World.

Spoiler: Image (click to show/hide)

This screen implies that we'll get the Pikmin and Tom Nook figurines, plus different poses for other characters, too.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on November 10, 2014, 09:44:06 PM
Third batch of amiibo figurines revealed! For Japan, though. No word on when this batch of amiibo figurines will come to North America and Europe.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2ITm15CAAAC7dI.png:orig)

Shulk, Sonic, and Mega Man due out in February 2015. The rest are due on Thursday, January 22, 2015.

Source (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/amiibo/lineup/index.html)

Also, please be careful on how you use your amiibo figurines. You do not want to overwrite data stored in it by accident!

If you use a single Amiibo on Smash Bros. and another game that also treats them as save files, you'll have to erase. Amiibo that support read/write can only be used with one read/write game at a time. Erase before using on another game.

Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Yoshiman222 on November 11, 2014, 05:40:53 PM
Third batch of amiibo figurines revealed! For Japan, though. No word on when this batch of amiibo figurines will come to North America and Europe.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2ITm15CAAAC7dI.png:orig)

Shulk, Sonic, and Mega Man due out in February 2015. The rest are due on Thursday, January 22, 2015.

Source (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/amiibo/lineup/index.html)

Also, please be careful on how you use your amiibo figurines. You do not want to overwrite data stored in it by accident!

If you use a single Amiibo on Smash Bros. and another game that also treats them as save files, you'll have to erase. Amiibo that support read/write can only be used with one read/write game at a time. Erase before using on another game.
Okay so at least Smash won't be the only game to fully use amiibo's other than simply unlocking stuff heh.

I mean - for MK8 and Hyrule Warriors you just unlock something in-game, but not really store/create any data on the amiibo itself, right? Be a waste for those two games.

It does make me wonder how the other games in which will use a much greater amiibo support would utilize them though...
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on November 11, 2014, 05:46:10 PM
I read that North America will get the recently announced amiibo in February 2015.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on November 11, 2014, 06:46:41 PM
Third batch of amiibo figurines revealed! For Japan, though. No word on when this batch of amiibo figurines will come to North America and Europe.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2ITm15CAAAC7dI.png:orig)

Shulk, Sonic, and Mega Man due out in February 2015. The rest are due on Thursday, January 22, 2015.

Source (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/amiibo/lineup/index.html)

Also, please be careful on how you use your amiibo figurines. You do not want to overwrite data stored in it by accident!

If you use a single Amiibo on Smash Bros. and another game that also treats them as save files, you'll have to erase. Amiibo that support read/write can only be used with one read/write game at a time. Erase before using on another game.
Okay so at least Smash won't be the only game to fully use amiibo's other than simply unlocking stuff heh.

I mean - for MK8 and Hyrule Warriors you just unlock something in-game, but not really store/create any data on the amiibo itself, right? Be a waste for those two games.

It does make me wonder how the other games in which will use a much greater amiibo support would utilize them though...
Currently, only Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has the read/write function. Not a problem at this time. All other games like Mario Kart and Hyrule Warriors are read-only.

I read that North America will get the recently announced amiibo in February 2015.
Correct.

Also, the Shulk amiibo figurine is exclusive to GameStop. Not surprising, since Xenoblade Chronicles was exclusive to GameStop.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on November 19, 2014, 11:58:55 AM
Meta Knight is exclusive to Best Buy.

The full site is also open (http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo)!
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on November 20, 2014, 11:08:49 AM
Lucario is exclusive to Toys R Us.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: ttwashere on November 27, 2014, 04:15:34 PM
Lucario is exclusive to Toys R Us.
and a dollar more too :-/
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on November 28, 2014, 03:20:45 PM
 Fun fact: The name "amiibo" comes from a Japanese expression for well-meaning friendship. I'd also like to point out that a variety of languages also use the "ami(i)" prefix to mean friend, as in amigo (Spanish) and ami(e) (French) So, you can think of an amiibo as a little "buddy." ;)
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: ttwashere on November 28, 2014, 03:52:19 PM
Fun Fact: I wasted a lot of money on amiibos.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Yoshiman222 on November 28, 2014, 05:13:38 PM
Fun fact: The name "amiibo" comes from a Japanese expression for well-meaning friendship. I'd also like to point out that a variety of languages also use the "ami(i)" prefix to mean friend, as in amigo (Spanish) and ami(e) (French) So, you can think of an amiibo as a little "buddy." ;)
That totally makes sense seeing as how the amiibo's work in Smash Bros.
Perhaps in later games they also will work both-ways in they'll also act as another player as well.

...we'll have to see in time though. :P
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on November 29, 2014, 04:35:53 PM
I just thought of something else-What if there was a way to register amiibo on Club Nintendo?
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: ttwashere on November 30, 2014, 04:43:17 AM
I just thought of something else-What if there was a way to register amiibo on Club Nintendo?
What would be the point?
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on December 06, 2014, 03:14:28 PM
It's confirmed that the amiibo figures Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer have all been discontinued.

EDIT: David Young from Nintendo says they are not discontinued.

EDIT 2: They are actually discontinued after the initial shipment.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on December 30, 2014, 10:20:24 PM
There's a rumor going around that Target has officially discontinued amiibo figures for Fox McCloud and Samus, the next ones to join Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer. If you're hoping to get all of the costumes in Mario Kart 8, then you better act now, or else it is too late.

Source (http://www.thetanooki.com/2014/12/30/super-smash-bros-amiibo-of-samus-and-fox-officially-discontinued-at-target-stores/)
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Lord Vaati on January 12, 2015, 06:59:19 PM
So can anyone else think of good uses for amiibo? All I can think of is a CPU fighter like Smash Bros., content unlocks like Mario Kart, maybe a digital passport for moving game stats from one console to another, and storage, for example, a small Pokemon Box in each amiibo.
Title: Re: amiibo
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 14, 2015, 04:46:39 PM
Super Mario amiibo figures are confirmed! They will launch on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Europe and North America. The figures are compatible with Mario Party 10 and they are: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, and Toad.

Toad will be compatible with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

More Super Smash Bros. figures are confirmed. You will be able to find Wario, Ness, Charizard, Lucina, Robin, and Pac-Man in April 2015. Wario, Rosalina, Donkey Kong, and Bowser figures will also be compatible with Mario Party 10.