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Zelda Wii U, Star Fox Compatible with Amiibo

by Neal Ronaghan - December 17, 2014, 6:16 pm EST
Total comments: 2 Source: iJustine

The support won't be major, but Amiibo will do "something" in each game.

Amiibo will do something in The Legend of Zelda Wii U and Star Fox Wii U, according to Shigeru Miyamoto in a recent interview.

While Miyamoto seemingly nixed the idea of Amiibo being a big part of either game, he did add "We do plan on doing something so that people who have Amiibo will get some enjoyment out of having Amiibo and using them in [Zelda Wii U and Star Fox]"

The use of Amiibo in those two 2015 releases will likely be similar to how the figures were used in Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8, merely unlocking a bonus in the game as opposed to major content.

Star Fox Wii U is scheduled to come out before The Legend of Zelda Wii U in 2015.


CericDecember 18, 2014

I would laugh if in Zelda Wii U it was themed Horse Armor.  I be all for an Arwing skin.  Be more interesting to unlock random in mission dialog with the Amiibo character throughout.

Now that I think about it, your Amiibo should be compatible with the plaza.  Just check them in once and they'll randomly appear wondering around and doing things.

Spak-SpangDecember 18, 2014

I don't understand why this is "considering supporting."  Once Nintendo decided to go and make toys, they should have decided to implement support in most or all of their games. 

I don't care how little or how big it is.  The people that bought Amiibo should get some sort of support.  If Nintendo isn't committed to do that, then Nintendo should not have entered into this style of game support.

So what would I like to see?

Well, for Star Fox they could make a random level generator.  This would be a a quick on-rails level that takes enemies and patterns and put them together.  This feature could be used to create special bonus levels designed by the creators of various franchises.  (So they would use it more as a level editor.)

For Link, having themed costumes would be cool.  Another idea would be just adding "Zelda" themed Nintendo characters into the world.  So I can scan Princess Peach and she would appear in the game somewhere.  And I can do a mini-quest for her.  Maybe pick apples for her, or find a special pink apple and get a reward.  Captain Falcon can race me on his "horse" and what not. 

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