One new addition has been made to the list of Amiibo supported games from Nintendo America. The company announced that Hyrule Warriors will support the Link Amiibo figure.
The first title to support Amiibo is the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. Other titles in the short list include Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Wooly World.
Starting December, retailers will begin stocking these figurines. The first wave will include figures of Mario, Link Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Fox, Samus, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Pikachu, Marth, Kirby and Donkey Kong.
Each Amiibo figure will set you back $12.99 and by placing these figures on the Wii U GamePad, players can transfer their characters along with stats. The Amiibo figures can also store game save data.
The announcement of Link figure being compatible came through Nintendo America’s twitter account but the post failed to mention exactly what features will this figure have in the game.
The Amiibo figures use NFC connectivity, which allows them to get recognised by the GamePad similar to the Skylander toys.
So far this functionality is not available in 2DS, 3DS and 3DS XL and can be used only in Wii U. However, Nintendo is planning to release new 3DS models with built in NFC functionality but these systems will not be available in Europe and North America this year.