Smash Bros. figurines only scratch at the surface of what Nintendo has planned for amiibo.
Amiibo, Nintendo's upcoming NFC platform, will extend far beyond figures. According to Nintendo EAD General Manager Shigeru Miyamoto, support for cards and cheaper toys is in the works as well.
"When Amiibo become cards, we can create a game which can be played only by passing several cards over the NFC reader/writer, and the results will be stored in the Amiibo card," he said during a Q&A with investors. "I cannot discuss any of the details today, but Amiibo has the potential to propose new ways to play card games."
Miyamoto also noted that support for other franchises will open up new possibilities as the Amiibo platform broadens, specifically mentioning Animal Crossing as a likely candidate. "By using Amiibo in different forms, we are internally discussing the possibility of using Amiibo with, for example, an Animal Crossing game and other games in some unique ways."
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