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Nintendo pushing amiibo figurines alongside  Smash Bros.  launch
Nintendo pushing amiibo figurines alongside Smash Bros. launch
August 29, 2014 | By Mike Rose

August 29, 2014 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Newsbrief: Nintendo has revealed more details about its upcoming amiibo figurines, with a big push for the brand planned alongside the launch of the new Super Smash Bros.

The figurines, which can connect to Wii U games via NFC connectivity, will cost $12.99 each, and work alongside games like Super Smash Bros. and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

Notably, the newly unveiled New Nintendo 3DS now features NFC functionality, just in time for the Super Smash Bros. launch on Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo will offer various characters from the game alongside the launch, including Mario, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran, Fox McCloud and Villager figurines.

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Kujel Selsuru
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SSB launch would be the most approriate time to launch the Amiibo platform.

George Menhal III
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Nintendo still needs to sell amiibo to me before I spend any money on it. More specifically, I want to know exactly how these figures will change my gameplay experience. If they don't, I'm not buying.

Bob Johnson
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It doesn't sound like the new 3ds will be ready for the SSB 3ds launch.

Leon T
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It has a smash bro bundle in Japan.

Elsa Gruenner
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Sounds like not much more than a gimmic to generate hype for SSB. It reminds me of that card reader attachment for the Gameboy.