At this point in time, there’s no denying the fact that amiibo have become a wild success for the house of Mario. With an astonishing 10.5 million of the game-compatible action figures shipped thus far, it’s not at all surprising that Nintendo has been implementing its toys-to-life initiative into as many games as possible.
One of the more peculiar amiibo en route, however, are those for Yoshi’s Woolly World on the Nintendo Wii U. These adorable collectibles are made entirely out of wool, but they won’t be the only toys compatible with the forthcoming title.
Today Nintendo revealed that more of its scannable figures will interact with the game, and they’ll each attribute various aesthetic changes to the titular, woolly dinosaur. The trailer that was released to showcase this announcement features the likes of Mario, Link, and Donkey Kong being scanned into the game, and the end result is sure to have fans of the Big N chomping at the bit to tap their various figurines on the Wii U GamePad.
As those that watched the newly delivered Yoshi’s Woolly World trailer already know, scanning a number of existing amiibo will unlock patterns for Yoshi in-game. Depending on the mascot, each pattern will resemble the look of the character that’s currently being tapped on the GamePad. According to Ninty, over 40 figures will be compatible with the game, which is impressive to say the least, and it’s possible that even more could be added via updates to the title over time.
Based on the brief glimpse of the toys that are featured at the end of the trailer, even third-party characters will be getting in on the action – which means that Pac-Man, Mega Man, and Sonic patterns could very well be a possibility. On that note, Pokemon amiibo are nowhere to be seen, and it would be a bummer to wannabe Pokemon Masters if they couldn’t scan in the likes of Pikachu or Charizard.
For those wondering what happens when a non-woolly Yoshi amiibo is scanned into the game, Nintendo also addressed this by showing that a plastic-looking Yoshi will join up with players. This is a neat way to differentiate the way the collectible will interact in comparison to the amiibo being made specifically for Yoshi’s Woolly World, but it’ll be interesting to see if this dinosaur impacts gameplay – if at all.
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Yoshi’s Woolly World will airily exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U on June 26, 2015 in Europe and Fall 2015 in North America.