Amiibo Brings Toys to Life on Nintendo (Update)

on June 10, 2014 12:26 PM

Place and Play! Nintendo finally reveals plans to release Amiibo, a portal to use figurines of your favorite characters to enhance your Nintendo games like Super Smash Bros.

The Wii U game pad will be able to receive and transmit data via NFC. Amiibo play with not only work on Super Smash Bros. but also other Nintendo Titles like Mario Kart 8.

The way it works is that you would put your figurine right on the Wii U game and you’ll get and that character will jump on screen and stomp your opponents or give you power-up. For example, you’ll be able to play with your Mii on Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U. At any point you drop place your Mario Figurine on the controlller and like magic Mario will appear on screen and attack your opponent. If you were playing Mario and place a Mario, he will recieve a power up.

We also found out that the Skylanders figures for Disney Infinity and Skylanders Trap Team. will work on Amiibo offering unique experiences on Nintendo platforms.

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Raised under the tutelage of Sonic the Hedgehog and the Gunstars. Jorge came from an age where protagonists never spoke and instruction manuals were over 50 pages long. When Jorge isn't writing about some obscure indie game, he spends his day talking about videogames regardless if anyone is listening or not. Jorge one day dreams of voicing a random npc your main character bumps into and punches in the face.