Nintendo has big plans for the later half of 2014. Aside from a handful of big game releases like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, this Holiday season marks the company’s first foray in what it believes to be the highly profitable toys-to-life branch of video games with Amiibo.
Utilizing a roster of familiar faces that includes Mario, Donkey Kong, and Pikachu, this new business venture allows fans to collect real-world figures that will be able to interact with with a plethora of new and forthcoming Nintendo titles. The first game supporting this feature is none other than the aforementioned Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, but the Big N has major plans to implement the technology into many of its other games as well.
While Amiibo support for games like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Mario Party 10 shouldn’t come as a surprise, the house of Mario will also be bringing support to older games. Mario Kart 8 is one such title that gamers will eventually be able to use with the scannable toys, and Nintendo has now just announced that Hyrule Warriors will be joining it at some point in the future.
Details are incredibly slim on how the likes of Link’s Amiibo will interact with The Legend of Zelda spin-off. All that’s known at this point is that the fabled ‘Hero of Legend’ will work with the game in some capacity, while Zelda’s newly announced Amiibo is still sans confirmation of compatibility.
It’s hard to even fathom how the toys will interact with Hyrule Warriors, but it’s easy to see why Nintendo would push for the game to support the initiative. The more pieces of software that are compatible with each individual figure, the more likely consumers will see the value in picking up these toys.
It’s still unknown if this add-on will arrive later this year, but that proposition isn’t farfetched. Since Super Smash Bros. is currently the only known title supporting Amiibo this year, adding Hyrule Warriors as a compatible piece of software gives consumers one more thing to do than just allow the figures to sit on their shelf.
More details on Hyrule Warriors‘ newly announced Amiibo compatibility should be arriving soon, so stay tuned to Game Rant for more details.
Hyrule Warriors is currently available exclusively on the Nintendo Wii U.
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