Amiibo. What are they? What do they do? Just where did they come from? These are just some of the questions posed by Shigeru Miyamoto the morning after the small Amiibo creatures that inspired Nintendo’s figures crawled out of their wrecked satellite on the roof of Nintendo HQ.
I can’t speak for the purpose of those mysterious beings who have since vanished from the memory of everyone but myself and Mr. Miyamoto, but I can almost say what the Amiibo figures are. Skylanders-esque, they are figures that you scan with the Wii U Gamepad (or an upcoming scanning peripheral for 3DS) that do things in your game. Nintendo have only really showcased the specifics of the Amiibo function with the new Super Smash Bros. so far, but they have also said that they’ll work in some capacity with Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10, and Yoshi’s Wooly World. Now it looks like we might be able to add Hyrule Warriors to that list.
There are no further details on the extent of Hyrule Warriors‘ Amiibo support. We don’t even know yet if Link will be the only Amiibo figure compatible with the game, or if all the figures will be. I certainly hope the latter, otherwise I might be forced to buy Link over the other figures simply due to increased functionality, which isn’t an ideal position.
Hyrule Warriors is the awesome crossover Zelda / Warriors hack and slash by Omega Force and Team Ninja. It’s an awful lot of fun, and, even as a newcomer to the Warriors series, I’ve been massively enjoying it. DLC packs are still coming up for the game, all pre-purchasable as a season pass, and full Amiibo functionality would be ideal in crafting Hyrule Warriors into the Wii U powerhouse title it already is.
Samurai Warriors 4, the latest entry in the Warriors franchise, comes out on Friday. You can still pre-order the special Samurai Warriors 4 Anime Pack through us. In addition, we also stock some of the other great titles in the Warriors range. Be sure to check them out if you haven’t already!