[E3 2014] Over at E3 this year, Nintendo, a company that is not having the best of times at the moment, has just announced that they intend to reinvent gaming with imaginative new experiences through a slew of interactive figures known as ‘amiibo’. The amiibo is tipped to arrive later this year, where they will see action with different Nintendo titles, allowing gamers to grow young all over again thanks to Nintendo’s “magic” where the toys-to-life category is concerned.
Perhaps the amiibo idea might be able to see a boost to the sales of the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS handheld console if it catches on with the masses. Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and chief operating officer, shared, “Nintendo has always represented a unique source of video game entertainment for the widest range of gamers. We create timeless games with twists and turns that provide hours of enjoyment for fans of all ages, and this year with the introduction of amiibo, we’re pushing the creative envelope forward in compelling new ways.”
Apart from having the amiibo interact with a particular game, the very same amiibo has multiple usefulness, being compatible across multiple games. Sporting an integrated chip within, Nintendo has plans to roll out amiibo with approximately 10 figures before the year is over, with more of them launched this holiday season as well as through 2015. The first title to support amiibo would be Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, where other titles will include Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World, among others.