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Nintendo Thinking About Third Party Support For amiibo Figurines
Everybody is excitedly awaiting the arrival of amiibo figurines which will help unlock new stuff for the Wii U titles.
Initially, the plan was to make amiibo compatible with Nintendo’s first party games but it seems that the support might expand to third party titles as well.
Speaking to IGN, licensing manager of Nintendo, Damon Baker stated that bringing third party support to amiibos is in consideration:
We’re having those conversations and we’re still early on because amiibo isn’t even going to launch until later this month.
We’re excited to see how that pans out but there’s a ton of interest from our third-party partners and we’re looking at what makes sense in terms of business models and levels of integration.
There are really creative ideas that are coming through and we are working towards some opportunities for next year.
There’s already a lot of demand for amiibo, and third party support will help attract even more people towards it.
The first wave of these figurines will hit the stores on November 21, which will feature Yoshi, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Donkey Kong, Mario, Pikachu, Kirby and Marth.
The second wave of amiibo will arrive in December; it will feature Princess Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon.
Just a few days ago, Nintendo revealed that using Link’s amiibo figurine will allow you to unlock a new weapon in Hyrule Warriors.
More information on amiibo usage will be revealed, once they have graced the market with their presence.