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Details on amiibo compatibility emerge

Nintendo’s first wave of amiibo figurines will launch alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on November 21st. Their built-in near-field communication (NFC) technology will allow players to scan them into compatible games easily by swiping them over the bottom left surface of the Wii U GamePad. In addition to their function in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, we now know how the figures will work...

Link’s amiibo figure will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors

Nintendo of America tweeted today that Link’s amiibo figure will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors. This is a game that wasn’t listed as amiibo-compatible until now, but we’ll have to wait to find out exactly how the NFC figure will work with Hyrule Warriors. Since Link’s is the only figure currently announced to work with the game, does this change your previous amiibo pu...

Smash Bros. Wii U, Amiibo, and Captain Toad get Holiday 2014 release dates

Nintendo has announced a slew of launch dates for the Holiday 2014 release window that includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and the Amiibo line of NFC figurines. First off the bat, and confirming past speculation, the release date for Smash Bros. Wii U will be November 21 in North America. Europe and Australia will see a release on December 5 and 6 respectively. Ja...

Mario Party 10 announced for Wii U

Nintendo has revealed for Mario Party 10 for the Wii U, which is slated for release in 2015. The tenth iteration in the popular party-based franchise will feature amiibo (the NFC figurine support announced during Nintendo’s Digital Event) support and include a new mode titled “Bowser Party.” The Bowser Party mode will have the player with the GamePad control Bowser as you try to ...

NFC detailed for Wii U and 3DS. Dubbed amiibo

We’ve all known for weeks that Nintendo had plans to unveil the full details on their NFC options for the Wii U and 3DS, but the company has finally pulled back the curtains on how it will work. In the video above, Bill Trinen of Nintendo of America shares how the new NFC figurines (now called amiibo) will interact with various Wii U and 3DS titles. The first title Trinen mentions is Super S...

The calm before the storm: Infendo’s E3 2014 predictions

E3 2014 is upon us, which is a blessing (and a curse for the stress and writing workload) for many game journalists and bloggers like us at Infendo. In a span of a few short days, Nintendo will be unveiling new games for the Wii U and 3DS and possibly some other surprises along the way. The excitement and anticipation alone has made myself included continue to dub E3 “Gamer Christmas.” We have alr...

Fire Emblem’s Ike returns to Smash Bros.

Ike from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn will be making a return to the Super Smash Bros. roster. Nintendo confirmed this news with today’s Smash Bros. posting on the game’s website. This will be Ike’s second foray into the Smash Bros. universe, with his first outing coming in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii. He will also join fellow Fire Emblem returnee, Marth. Super Smash Bros. is...

Pokemon Rumble U NFC Figures: Everything you need to know

At this point, Pokemon Rumble U is the only Wii U game that makes use of the GamePad’s built-in NFC space. At almost any GameStop, you can see for purchase plastic, palm-sized capsules that each carry one small Pokemon figurine. There are 18 different kinds of toy Pokemon to collect, but there’s no way of knowing which one yours will be until you open it — or use the GamePad to c...

Nintendo looking for a piece of the Skylanders pie, Pokemon to be the first NFC enabled game on Wii U

Know that Little rectangle on the bottom of your Wii U Gamepad? Well it actually has a function, it enables NFC on the console. What’s NFC you ask? Well just think the Skylanders portal of power where you place an object with an embedded with a wireless chip near another with the same technology and, boom. Magic happens. Nintendo will soon use this tech in the downloadable Pokémon Rumble U a...

Miyamoto Interviewed By Polygon

Today Polygon’s interview with the great Shirgeru Miyamoto went up. Although obviously on a tight PR leash, the interview makes an interesting watch or read nonetheless. Miyamoto goes over what he wants to be achieved by the imminent Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and why Nintendo have decided 2013 should be the ‘Year of Luigi’. Amongst the other topics discussed are Nintendo&...

Trailer: Disney Infinity revealed for all consoles

Disney Interactive today announced Disney Infinity, which will release for all platforms, including the Wii U and soon-to-be mobile devices, in Summer 2013. The game will be a sandbox style environment that combines the best of Disney and Pixar’s own worlds and creations. Infinity can be best described in the same vein as Skylanders and Minecraft, in which customization and the use of collec...

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