The Amiibo logo.
|International standard||Near field communication|
|Compatible hardware||Wii U GamePad
|Physical range||< 20 cm (7.9 in)|
Amiibo (stylized as amiibo) is a near field communication (NFC) based platform, developed by Nintendo. This optional enhancement platform allows compatible figurines to link with supported video games, allowing two-way transfer of data into and out of a supported game, and possibly between supported platforms. This is accomplished on the Wii U console's GamePad, through New Nintendo 3DS native hardware, and through an NFC adapter on the preceding Nintendo 3DS models. Amiibo enables game data to be swapped directly between those two specific platforms for the first time, and does so in a fashion reminiscent of the Nintendo GameCube – Game Boy Advance link cable of the early 2000s. The platform was officially unveiled on June 10, 2014 as part of Nintendo's E3 2014 presentation, with Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker being among the first games to support the platform.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Super Smash Bros. character figurines can store statistics and custom move sets that can be used in-game.
|Donkey Kong||Donkey Kong||Q4 2014|
|Mario||Super Mario||Q4 2014|
|Link||The Legend of Zelda||Q4 2014|
|Peach||Super Mario||Q4 2014|
|Samus Aran||Metroid||Q4 2014|
|Villager||Animal Crossing||Q4 2014|
|Wii Fit Trainer||Wii Fit||Q4 2014|
|Pit||Kid Icarus||Q4 2014|
|Fox McCloud||Star Fox||Q4 2014|
|Marth||Fire Emblem||Q4 2014|
|Zelda||The Legend of Zelda||Q4 2014|
|Bowser||Super Mario||Q4 2014|
Other compatible games
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
- Mario Kart 8
- Mario Party 10
- Yoshi's Woolly World
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