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E3 2014: Nintendo unveils ‘Amiibo’ physical toys that lives digitally


Nintendo unveiled the ‘Amiibotoyline on Tuesday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event, which will interact and come to life with a Wii U console.nintendo-amiibo

The announcement was made in an online video, which started with Super Smash Bros where the Mii character can be used as a brawler. The top executives of Nintendo Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime battled out in the video and Iwata won the match with a torpedo headbutt. Fils-Aime then explained the ‘Amiibotoyline that would interact with Wii U games and toy figures.  Super Smash Bros is the first game in Wii U to interact with the action figures.

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Regie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America said in a statement:

“We see ‘Amiibo‘ as a brand new platform for us. We use the term ‘platform’ specifically. Today, its figures. In the future, it could be other things that tie into the near-field communication technology built right into the gamepad.”

The toys from Amiibo will have a special chip embedded and the Wii U console would recognize the figure when the user touches the gamepad and the figure will come to life. Popular action figures like villager from “Animal Crossing,” the “Wii Fit” trainer, sword wielding link from “The Legends of Zelda” and many more were revealed during the event.

The company added that the figures will be compatible with the new Super Smash Bros and more games will be included in the future including the upcoming Mario Cart 8.

Nintendo is set to boost revenue from its toy line as the console sales of company has lagged behind PS4 and Xbox One. Nintendo has so far sold 6 million Wii U consoles after its release in 2012.

Watch the Nintendo Amiibo ‘trailer’ video blow:

[ Via ] [ Official Website ]


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