The good news for those who actually take advantage of what the Amiibos have to offer and for those who collect it is that Nintendo is still “all in” on it. This is according to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime who spoke to Game Informer in an interview in which various topics, including the future of the Amiibos, were brought up.
According to Fils-Aime, “We continue to be all in. Amiibo within the toys-to-life category has always been different. It’s been a message you can use your Amiibo across a range of different content and experiences. When you do use it, it really does add some significant value. To be honest, I traveled to E3 with eight of my Zelda Amiibo so I could continue to get those items as I put more and more hours into [The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.]”
“We use Amiibo to add value to the experience, versus being a unique game or single idea. It really is leveraging these figures across a range of different experiences.” In fact it is expected that Nintendo will be launching new Amiibos for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which is scheduled for a launch later this year, so gamers and collectors might want to keep an eye out for those.