Nintendo is steadily growing its amiibo support. In particular, publisher Bandai Namco seems to be profiting from the inclusion, as a second game of theirs, Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble Plus, will receive the near field communication (NFC) implementation.
Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble Plus is the remade version of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy that came out in 2011. It’s currently only meant for a Japanese release.
In the game, some aircrafts can receive specific Nintendo skins, such as a Bowser, Mario or Peach coat. There are also special question mark blocks that can be found while out on missions, which symbolize the collaboration with Nintendo.
There will be amiibo support in Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble Plus for five characters: Mario, Peach, Luigi, Samus and Link. The latter three options will have exclusive aircrafts that can only be unlocked by using amiibo figurines.
Other planes can be unlocked normally, while playing the game. It is, however, possible to get immediate access to the special skins with the use of the NFC devices.
Not all jets look equally appealing, as some basically just get a face plastered across their wings, but it’s a start. Everyone is probably still feeling out how to include the new technology.
Prior to this announcement, Bandai Namco already became the first third party to be able to use the new Nintendo accessories. Their fighting game, One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X, will unlock certain costumes through amiibo support as well, for characters like Luffy, Zoro and Sanji.
Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble Plus will launch in Japan on January 29, 2015.