Nintendo’s Amiibo

In this interview, Miyamoto and Takahasi give us a better explanation of how the Amiibo figures will work. They’ll have a large section of the figurine’s data storage dedicated to storing/transferring Smash Bros. data. The small portion that remains will be dedicated to just saying “this is Mario” or “this is DK”. That latter portion can be used for any game (already Mario Kart 8 and Mario Party 10 announced) for various reasons. Perhaps they’ll be used similarly to Skylanders and Disney Infinity, but I’m not sure how that’d play in to games like Mario Kart where characters are already available.

I’m very interested to see where this goes.

http://ign.com/articles/2014/06/12/e3-2014-nintendo-on-amiibo-smash-bros-and-custom-figurines