amiibo Spring Lineup Includes Ness, Pac-Man, Wario, Super Mario Series & More

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Nintendo’s money-printing amiibo toy figure video game accessories/collectibles will be expanding this spring with two new sets.

On March 20th, the first day of spring as it turns out, the Super Mario series will introduce the first figure of Toad as well as alternate models for Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi and Bowser.

At a currently unspecified date later in the spring, all-new amiibo figures will be released for Robin, Lucina, Pac-Man, Wario, Ness and Charizard.

During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo also confirmed expanding functionality plans for amiibo. Alongside the February 13th launch of the New 3DS XL, which will feature built in NFC technology, a system update will provide amiibo support for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. For players using older 3DS systems, an NFC adapter for amiibo support will be offered at a later date.

Furthermore, when 3DS game Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. launches on March 13th, it will feature support for Fire Emblem amiibo figures like Marth, Ike, Robin or Lucina. Touching one of these characters on the screen will unlock them as playable characters in battle.

Last but not least, Toad’s amiibo debut in the Super Mario series on March 20th will be met by an update on the same day to incorporate functionality into Wii U puzzler Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. According to Nintendo, “tapping the Toad amiibo on the GamePad will make Pixel Toad appear in a stage, waiting to be found by the player.”

To summarize: Nintendo’s poised to make a buttload of cash feeding fans’ amiibo collect-’em-all addiction.

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Pac-Man

Wario

Wario

Ness

Ness

Robin

Robin

Lucina

Lucina

Charizard

Charizard

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