Nintendo announces a new set of Mario amiibos that is set to launch at the end of this year, with Waluigi, Wario, Donkey Kong, and Daisy set to become available.
This year’s E3 saw two games receive heavy priority from Nintendo during its Treehouse event. Plenty of time was devoted to Pokemon Sun and Moon, with the games receiving a solid chunk of time on live gameplay footage, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind also gained its inaugural gameplay trailer. The new Zelda title is also going to be receiving its own amiibos when it releases in 2017, but these are far from the only toys-to-life figures that Nintendo has planned.
The company has also announced another range of Mario amiibos, which is due to release by the end of the year. The likes of Wario, Waluigi, Daisy, and Donkey Kong are all going to see themselves in the new line of Mario figures, and no doubt collectors of the peripheral range are ready to pick their favorites to purchase. Although Nintendo has not confirmed the compatibility of these new figures, its likely that they will have functionality with Super Mario Maker and Super Smash Bros. at the very least – particularly for newcomers to the entire amiibo scene, such as Daisy, Waluigi, and Boo.
Those interested in picking up any of the future amiibo releases will not need to wait long until they are available, either, as the range is currently scheduled to release on November 4, 2016. The full set of these new amiibo is available to see over at the official Nintendo amiibo website.
As previously mentioned, these amiibo figurines will be joined by those based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind in 2017. These amiibo will no doubt play a significant role for players of the game once it releases, but one other amiibo will also have a special place for any players. Those who own the Wolf Link amiibo will be able to use it with the new Zelda title to bring the wolf into the game, and it will no doubt prove to be a worthy ally in the trials to come.
So far, the success of amiibo shows no sign of stopping, and neither does Nintendo’s willingness to expand upon the number of figurines available. Last month, Splatoon received a new line of amiibo figures for players to purchase, with the Squid Sisters receiving their own toys.
There’s a good reason for Nintendo to continue pushing amiibo, too. The toy line has proved to be incredibly popular, with amiibo generating an incredible $1.7 billion for the company between April 1 and September 30 of last year. If that popularity continues, then expect to see amiibo for a long time to come.