Best Buy Canada listing says you can unlock Smash Bros. Ultimate characters by tapping their respective amiibo

According to Best Buy Canada, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is going to utilize amiibo in an interesting way. Apparently we'll be able to tap amiibo to unlock characters.

Access a whole new level of fun and smash the competition with this Super Smash Bros amiibo. A former fighter in Andross’ army, the Wolf now leads his own mercenary team, and he’s not one you want to cross. Simply tap the amiibo accessory to the NFC touchpoint on your game system to unlock this Space Pirate.

Best Buy has gotten some info correct in the past, and they've also screwed some things up. I guess we'll see if they're right this time around!


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Sun Aug 26 18 12:45am
Rating: 5

Since this would be an option, not a requirement, who would mind? Honestly it could save tournament organizers some time.

Sun Aug 26 18 12:45am
Rating: 5

Since this would be an option, not a requirement, who would mind? Honestly it could save tournament organizers some time.

Suddenly, the crazy amiibo collector who everyone laughed at will be the most popular guy/girl at the locals for the next few weeks after launch!

I always thought the amiibo hunt was admirable. It was a real life challenge that showed true dedication to a well loved childhood to adult brand.

It makes sense. This is the kind of amiibo compatibility that I like the most. It's optional, and it's not hurting the experience if you don't have it.

I hope new challengers also appear frequently while playing multiplayer. It will make my day one Smash party even more exciting.

Now THIS is how to use an Amiibo. You get that cool little collectable and then an in-game "bonus" for it. I'll be unlocking themby playing personally, but I still need those Bayonetta Amiibos...

Ok, but how long before I can unlock said character without an Amiibo?

If I have to significant grind for a character then it’s similar to Battlefront and the “playing as Darth Vader” controversy.

Knowing what Sakurai has stated, alongside how easy it was to get everyone in smash 4 and the huge Roster size ....

I'm gonna wager not very long, maybe one or two days of casual play, ie: not playing until the wee hours of the morning just to get one character.

That’ll be good hopefully.
I don’t mind unlocking stuff but not if it’s a grind.

I am going to be so popular the first week

Is trying to do the same with Super Mario Maker

all the time, I thought everything (sans trophies) was unlocked from the start, but apparently, this only pertains to stages, right?

Yeah, only stages. The starting roster could be as small as the original game's roster.

They told me I was crazy for collecting them all but look who's laughing now! Ahhhh hahahahaha

Hahaha buddy good for you! This made me laugh.

I prefer unlocking the characters myself, but I don't mind this being an option.

I still wish there were better uses for Amiibo in Smash Bros.

I think it's a nice additional feature, especially with the whole unlocking thing being "streamlined" anyway. I'll still try to unlock my favorite character Falco the old-school way, though. (...no second thoughts about using my Greninja amiibo ^^).

Welp looks like I'll have 85% of the roster available from the start if this is true. Nice. The only characters I'll have to unlock are the returning ones that weren't in Wii U/3DS and new ones (besides Wolf, Chrom, Daisy, Inkling, and Ridley) Wii Fit Trainer, R.O.B., Mega Man, Pac-Man, Bayonetta, Ryu, and Cloud as I don't own their amiibo (though I will be getting Bayo once restock happens).

Sun Aug 26 18 09:46am
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Nice feature, but I prefer the challenge of unlocking them myself. It'll feel just that much more rewarding when I get to my favs.


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