While we’ve known for a while that Nintendo’s upcoming Amiibo figure line will work for several more games than just the upcoming Super Smash Brothers Wii U, details as of yet have been light. During their Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo finally shed some light on their compatibility for Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors.
For Mario Kart 8, Kirby, Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Captain Falcon, Samus, and Fox McCloud will all be used to unlock a special costume for your Mii driver. When the figure is placed on the gamepad, it will unlock a corresponding costume related to that character, helmet included.
For Hyrule Warriors, the entire line of Amiibo figures will be compatible to unlock weapons, material, or rupees. The example given was by using the Link figure, you can unlock the Spinner weapon from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
As if you didn’t need yet another reason to grab all of the Amiibo’s when they release later this month!