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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and Miitopia on Switch will both support amiibo

amiibo a-go-go

A few more tidbits about titles revealed during yesterday's Nintendo Direct are sneaking out, all thanks to eShop listings. We now know that both The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and Miitopia are going to support amiibo in some way. Neither listing shares details on just what amiibo are compatible, nor do we know what they'll unlock. We'll have to hang tight for those details.

Suda51 shows off his Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury purchase

The man has excellent taste

Suda51 is busy working on No More Heroes 3, but that doesn't mean he can't have a bit of fun too! What does Suda51 do when he gets a bit of free time? It looks like he spends it playing Switch!

In the tweet above, Suda51 shows off his most recent gaming purchase. Looks like he's quite excited about Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, as he's purchased the game and both the Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo! Now let's hope all this Nintendo fun doesn't get him too distracted from his work!

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo unboxing

The purrfect pair

Want to get another look at the Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo that are launching alongside Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury? Give the video above a watch, as it get's up close and personal with both amiibo.

amiibo usage in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury detailed

Keep your amiibo at the ready

Today's been a big day for info on Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. We've seen new footage and learned more about the game's length, and now we have details on amiibo usage. See a breakdown of what amiibo do in both the main game and Bowser's Fury below.

Super Mario 3D World

- 99% of amiibo create random power-ups or a 1UP mushroom
- Cat Mario will trigger a White Cat Suit that makes you invincible
- Cat Peach will create a randomized power-up

Bowser's Fury

- 99% of amiibo create random power-ups or a 1UP mushroom
- using Bowser will immediately wake Fury Bowser
- using Bowser Jr. sends out a bunch of explosions

Placeholder listings for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin amiibo spotted

Another amiibo trio!

Monster Hunter Rise is getting three exclusive amiibo to go along with the game, and it seems Capcom might be taking the same approach with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

Play-Asia has added three placeholder listings for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin amiibo. The listings don't give details on the amiibo or share pictures of their designs, but they're very clearly tagged for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. Looks like we'll be hearing more on these in the near future!

Australia's release of the Monster Hunter Rise amiibo are exclusive to the My Nintendo Store

One-stop shop

Monster Hunter Rise has three special amiibo releasing with it, and you'll be able to snag them at different locations around the world. If you happen to be in Australia, you'll only have one option for purchasing. Nintendo has confirmed that the My Nintendo Store in Australia is the only place to get them, and they'll be available to purchase starting March 26th, 2021.

7-Eleven Japan locations running lottery event for a set of Monster Hunter Rise gold amiibo

Now that's a fancy prize!

Capcom has lined up a number of special promotions for Monster Hunter Rise in Japan, but their deal with 7-Eleven locations might be the best.

Starting January 25th and ending on April 11th, select 7-Eleven locations are running a “Monster Hunter Rise download card purchase campaign.” The download card has 7 in-game items, and you get 11 of each of them. Along with that, you get entered into a special lottery. While there's a whole bunch of goodies up for grabs, the real top prize is the “Special Edition Gold 7-11 Limited Set” of the Monster Hunter Rise amiibo. No numbers on how many of these sets exist were shared.

French shipments of the Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch, Banjo-Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo detailed

Enough units to go around?

As we've said many times, Nintendo is really popular in France. This is why the region gets a decent amount of stock for new Nintendo products. Every so often we get details on just how many units are heading France's way, and some of that data has come in today.

Nintendo recently revealed the Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch, which is launching alongside Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. French retailers will get a total of 40,000 units to dish out to consumers, which might make it a tad hard to find soon after launch. We also got data on the launch shipments for the Banjo-Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo, which you can find below.

Banjo-Kazooie: 12,000 units
Terry: 8,000 units
Byleth: 8,000 units

Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo functionality in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury recapped

Scan each for a helpful boost

The Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo were revealed some time ago, and now we know they're launching day-and-date with Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, which is due out on Feb. 12th, 2021. Nintendo also shared details on what each amiibo will do in the game.

Scanning in Cat Mario will turn you into the invincible White Cat Mario if you're having some trouble, and using the Cat Peach amiibo will drop random power-ups into the game.

Nintendo shows how to use Super Nintendo World's Power-Up Bands as amiibo

Dual purpose

As was mentioned the other day, Super Nintendo World's Power-Up Bands can be used as a traditional amiibo as well. The image above shows just how that works, which is pretty much the same as any other amiibo. The Band will act as the base amiibo for the character it represents, so the Band above serves as a standard Mario. That functionality certainly makes the $30+ pricing a bit easier to understand.

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