Nintendo Confirms Amiibo – Nintendo’s Own Take on NFC

Super Smash Bros for the Wii U is confirmed to have NFC compability, as shown in today’s Nintendo Digital Event. The company is calling the figurines “Amiibo”, as revealed by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

Fils-Aime said that Super Smash Bros will be the first game to feature Amiibo compability, which will allow the figurine’s depicted character to appear in the game and participate in battles. Characters can grow and become more powerful, with that data being stored on the Amiibo figurine and can be brought with players wherever they go.

Fils-Aime also said Mario Kart 8 will also feature Amiibo compatibility, but details for other games will be coming later.