Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity's amiibo functionality detailed

Stock up for your adventure

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity includes amiibo functionality, and now we have the details on just what they do. Visit the amiibo option on the game's main menu to scan amiibo from your collection. You'll be able to scan 5 a day, and each one will unlock weapons, items, or currency. As you might guess, what you get from each amiibo is random.

Animal Crossing amiibo cards (Series 1-4) restocked at Best Buy

These will go fast!

Animal Crossing amiibo cards have been sold out for quite some time, but Nintendo did say that a restock was on the way. It appears today's the day for that restock, as Best Buy's website has added in new stock for Series 1 through 4 cards. They're sure to go quickly, so snatch yours here while you can!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions amiibo have been restocked at online retailers

Don't miss your second chance!

Missed out on the quickly sold-out amiibo of the four Champions from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that hit store shelves back in 2017? Well, with the soon to be released prequel Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, you're in luck!

Urbosa, Mipha, Daruk, and Revali are now available from select retailers including: Amazon (available now), Target (pre-orders for November 15th), Best Buy (pre-orders for November 20th), GameStop (available now), and Walmart (available now). Make sure to order yours before the launch of Age of Calamity on November 20th.

Check out the boxes for the upcoming Terry, Banjo-Kazooie, and Byleth amiibo

The three amiibo

The Terry, Banjo-Kazooie, and Byleth amiibo aren't coming out until sometime in Fall 2021, but that doesn't mean we can't spend a bit of time drooling over them now. Nintendo has shared the boxes for each of the amiibo, which you can see above. Now the question is, do you keep your amiibo in-box, open them up for use/display, or buy two so you can display one set and use the other?!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Nintendo UK store restocks select Splatoon amiibo

This is off the hook!

Nintendo UK has announced a restock of some Splatoon-related amiibo, and they're certainly going to go quick. The store currently is offering both Pearl and Marina, along with Callie and Marie. As of right now, Peral and Marina are being sold in a dual pack, while Callie and Marie are only available individually. Snatch your amiibo here before time runs out!

Hero and Joker amiibo unboxing

Welcome your newest amiibo

The Joker and Hero amiibo are now available, just waiting to claim a spot in your collection. If you need a closer look at both amiibo before you commit to a purchase, you can check out the unboxing video above.

Banjo-Kazooie, Byleth (P1) and Terry Bogard amiibo coming in 2021

Banjo-Kazooie will be mine

Masahiro Sakurai confirmed the next wave of Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo during his Minecraft Steve presentation. The lineup includes Banjo-Kazooie, Byleth (P1), and Terry Bogard. All three are slated to release sometime in 2021.

Steve and Alex From Minecraft Block Off Some Time to Join the Cast of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A full recap of Sakurai's stream

On Oct. 13, worldwide phenomenon Minecraft is sending two of its finest rectangular heroes to join the ever-expanding cast of playable fighters in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system. Steve and Alex, who both proudly sport more right angles than a high school geometry class, will be the seventh DLC fighters added to the game. They are part of the second Challenger Pack in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2, which also includes a new stage and seven music tracks from the Minecraft series.

In a video hosted by Masahiro Sakurai, the Super Smash Bros. creator detailed the boxy new fighters, providing a detailed breakdown of their one-of-a-kind move set, which involves digging into stages to gather materials to craft tools and construct blocks to use in a variety of ways in battle.

“Steve and Alex bring their world of building and crafting from Minecraft to the action-packed stages of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “When new fighters are added through the Fighters Pass, they bring a whole new style of gameplay to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, offering players new strategies and options to keep the experience fresh.”

When selecting this new fighter, players will be able to choose between a Steve or Alex skin, each with three color variations. Additionally, players can also choose to look like the Zombie or Enderman characters from Minecraft when playing. Each of these characters, while they look different, possess the same set of moves:

The Basics: Like in Minecraft, players can hold down the attack button to walk while repeatedly swinging a sword, axe or pickaxe. These attacks have short range, but wide reach. These tools can also be used for abilities new to the Super Smash Bros. franchise: Mine, Craft and Create Block.

Mine: While battling, Steve and Alex can use their tools to dig into the ground or walls of each stage to extract materials. The materials found – dirt, wood, stone, iron, gold and diamond – will depend on the type of surface Steve and Alex dig into. Dig into the tree-filled Kongo Jungle, for example, and players will find an abundance of wood, while iron can be discovered on the Corneria stage.

Craft: After mining, players can then craft using the materials they collected. Steve and Alex’s tools have limited durability and can break, so crafting new tools is vital to maintaining an advantage on the battlefield. By standing in front of a crafting table, which will appear on the stage, players can use materials to craft these tools – the more valuable the material, the more powerful the tool!

Create Block: Another move that Steve and Alex can use is Create Block. By activating this ability, players will, well, create a block! These blocks can be stacked and strategically placed as defensive maneuvers. Blocks also use materials, like crafting, so players will have to continue to mine to maintain their material supply.

Final Smash: Steve and Alex’s explosive Final Smash is called House of Boom. After destroying the Smash Ball, players will summon a giant piston, which sends opponents flying into the House of Boom. From there, the iconic Creepers from Minecraft will set off an explosion, dealing massive damage.

Minecraft World: The stage included in this Fighters Pass Vol. 2 pack is Minecraft World, which consists of six different areas inspired by the Minecraft game. The destructible areas randomly change for each match. When battling on this stage, players will experience a day and night cycle, with zombies and skeletons emerging at night to terrify players.

Music Tracks: Since the music in Minecraft is meant to be soothing and relaxing to inspire creativity and building, the new music tracks selected for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are from more action-packed games in the Minecraft franchise, like Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Dungeons.

All of this new content will be available to players who purchase Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 or who purchase Challenger Pack 7 separately for $5.99. By purchasing Fighters Pass Vol. 2 for $29.99, players will get access to Steve and Alex, along with previously released fighter Min Min from ARMS and four more yet-to-be-announced Challenger Packs as they release. Each pack includes one fighter, one stage and multiple music tracks.

Players can also still purchase Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 1 at a suggested retail price of $24.99 to gain access to the first five Challenger Packs that were released for the game. Playable fighters Joker, Hero, Banjo & Kazooie, Terry Bogard and Byleth are all available now. For a suggested retail price of only $5.99 each, players can also purchase these packs individually.

In addition to the minecart full of sparkling details about Steve and Alex, some additional news about the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game was revealed in the video, including the reveal of new in-game Mii Fighter costumes and new amiibo figures. Bomberman, Creeper, Pig, Diamond Armor, Gil and Travis Touchdown will be available as Mii Fighter costumes on Oct. 13, while three new amiibo figures are also in production – Banjo & Kazooie, Byleth and Terry Bogard – and scheduled to launch in 2021.

Joker and Hero amiibo unboxing

The next amiibo are here!

Want a closer look at the Joker and Hero amiibo, the latest figurines in the amiibo lineup? Check out the video above to see an unboxing of each figure, as well as a detailed breakdown of each.

Animal Crossing amiibo cards set for re-release in Australia as well

All hands on decks!

Nintendo had previously announced that Series 1 through 4 of the Animal Crossing amiibo cards were getting a reprint in North America. Now we know the cards are going to get a reprint in another part of the world as well.

Nintendo Australia/New Zealand has confirmed that the same cards will get a reprint in their regions as well. The cards are set to launch sometime in November, and they'll be priced at $4.95 AUD a pack.


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