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E3: What the heck is this? (Smash Files 36)

Posted by Voltex Oblige , in Smash Files Jun 12 2014 · 211 views

E3 2014 - Amiibo  
That is "Amiibo"... or "amiibo". Does it matter? 
Nintendo, as announced a few days ago at E3, is finally following in the footsteps of Activision - releasing toys that can be used as characters in-game. To boot, the first series of figures are launching alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and I can finally begin collecting Nintendo figures for mere display purposes (it's gonna be an awesome display though I swear).
 
Honestly for me, being able to use these things in various games is just a bonus. Speaking of using them in games, Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart 8 will be making use of the Amiibo figures as well. I can only imagine how the heck it'll work in that game though.
 
Below is an image of (I believe) all of the figures that will be included in the first series. The lack of Luigi here upsets me.
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Booker DeWitt
Jun 12 2014 09:11 AM

All based off their official artwork, though, so when we do get Luigi, he'll be in this weird pose:

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Electric Turahk
Jun 12 2014 09:35 AM
Do need.

(Also totally expected something else for your next Smash Files, so I'm still looking forward to see what you have to say about that little round bundle of joy.)
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~Shockwave~
Jun 12 2014 11:17 AM
I definitely want Samus and Pit. And possibly Link and Zelda, and Palutena if they release one for her.
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Voltex Oblige
Jun 12 2014 11:19 AM
I want to see a figure for Mr.game and watch.
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~Shockwave~
Jun 12 2014 11:23 AM
I just realuzed that the ones they released for the pokemon rumble game where randomized. I really hope these aren't blindpacked like that...
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If they release Lucina (or better, Noire) then I'll be interested.

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Booker DeWitt
Jun 12 2014 12:57 PM

I just realuzed that the ones they released for the pokemon rumble game where randomized. I really hope these aren't blindpacked like that...

Nah - they showed off the packaging at E3, all clear boxes just like Skylanders/Disney Infinity. They also said that they're expecting most people just to buy the ones they want (rather than collecting them all) so it doesn't look like they have any dodgey sales tactics with these.

 

Only thing I don't get is that figures work across games, but these are clearly Smash Bros style figures. So this Mario/Yoshi/Peach/DK will work on MK8, but what about the rest of the MK8 roster? Will they all get MK8-style releases? Will that mean that my Mario/Yoshi/Peach/DK will be inconsistent with the styles of the other characters' figures? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

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Uhh man let me tell you. I am getting at least the Link and Marth ones. It might just keep spiraling from there D=

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I definitely want Samus and Pit. And possibly Link and Zelda, and Palutena if they release one for her.

 

I got the impression that there'll be figures for every character in the game.

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Booker DeWitt
Jun 13 2014 10:40 AM

 

I definitely want Samus and Pit. And possibly Link and Zelda, and Palutena if they release one for her.

 

I got the impression that there'll be figures for every character in the game.

 

Yeah, that's apparently the plan.

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We're not teaching university science classes here, we're playing a text based fighting game where the objective is to beat your opponents into oblivion.

Get back in your grave, you.

*Slaps with tombstone*

Also, what pay are you gonna get as iBrow's slave?

Chro suddenly developed arachnophobia.

explain it with a convoluted quadruple negative.

Although everyone should go sign up for that game now.
And tell your friends.
And your moms.
Maybe not that last bit.

Poor Lhikan. Demoted from riding on top of an awesome Rahi to being packed in with a bunch of batteries as an afterthought.