Boy, I wonder what the Corrin amiibo would do. Don't you, Nintendo? DON'T YOU?!
Looks like Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph was caught playing some Breath of the Wild in his downtime. Is this rose-tinted glasses, or did the Wii U get much less attention from gamers/celebs when it came out? I don't remember so many people talking about/sharing their purchase.
A thread over on Reddit points to some issues with the Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards not working. They simply won't scan in as they should. It doesn't seem that all cards are having this issues, but multiple batches are having problems. Out of all the cards, it seems the horse cards are having the most issues. Thanks to Uncle Bob for the heads up.
There's a very clear-cut way to show what the various amiibo do in Breath of the Wild. Now you should be able to whittle down the amiibo you want to use, and what goodies you're trying to get!
Five full-on sports—Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, and Horse Racing—bring the challenge and depth you demand to Nintendo 3DS™ systems. Take on friends and rivals in local or online multiplayer*, hone skills in training, or tackle single-player tournaments. Whether you pick Mario, Waluigi, or one of sixteen others, you’re on the road to superstardom!
Before long, you’ll have mastered the ins and outs of each sport: learn when to use an infield shift in Baseball, change your team’s formation in Soccer, and more. Even Horse Racing is surprisingly deep! Build a stable of horses and train them well to win the day in the first-ever horse races in series history. But remember: these aren’t normal sports—they’re Mario Sports. Expect unexpected thrills and power up to stomp the competition.
Recruit powered-up versions of Mushroom Kingdom characters to your team with Mario Sports Superstars series amiibo™ cards. Star Characters have greater ability than normal characters. Tap a compatible amiibo card to unlock the Star Character version of the depicted character. Superstar characters have even greater ability than Star Characters. Use a compatible amiibo card to clear the Road to Superstar mode to unlock the Superstar version of the depicted character.
You can also select Collection from the Main Menu, then tap a compatible amiibo card to get cool, in-game collectible cards featuring characters, gear, and more. There are 90 collectible cards in the series.
The Mario Sports Superstars game launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Mar. 24, and can be purchased in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, and at Nintendo.com at a suggested retail price of $39.99. One random Mario Sports Superstars series amiibo card is included in specially marked retail packages of the game.
For more information on the game, visit the official website at http://mariosportssuperstars.nintendo.com
Coming from a Nintendo rep...
“incorrect information about an upcoming game for Nintendo 3DS was posted on Nintendo of America’s social media channels. Nintendo will provide additional updates once the information has been corrected and confirmed.”
This answer was in relation to BYE-BYE BOXBOY! not releasing in the states yesterday. Japan has had it for awhile, Europe got it yesterday, and we are waiting on info. Man, I really hope Nintendo is being quiet due to the amiibo getting a stateside release.
Nintendo's Japanese hub page for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been updated to showcase which amiibo the game will support. Hit the link to check out all the amiibo that will work with the game.
Looks like QBBY has some fans over in Australia. As promised, Nintendo Australia sold the import QBBY amiibo via their official eBay store. The demand was pretty damn high, as all 450 units sold out in 2 hours. Sales were limited to just Australia and New Zealand, so there shouldn't have been any poaching from other regions. Thanks to Wavebuster for the heads up!
I wish we could get a release date for this game stateside. Nintendo of America originally tweeted out a March 23rd release date, but deleted it. I wonder if we could still see the game hit today.