2015 Amiibo Releases: Smash Bros, Animal Crossing & More

To Nintendo and its users, Amiibo figures are a brave attempt to grab hold of the future. Nintendo has long-held the most family friendly-friendly, memorable and versatile stable of characters. Mario, Luigi, Pokémon, Samus, all are instantly recognizable to millions of gamers – old and new a like. It seems inevitable that Nintendo would smarten up and figure out a way to capitalize on the general love for the characters they’ve created over the years. Amiibo isn’t just a toy line, it’s a celebration of the protagonists and antagonists of gaming’s Golden Age, all created by Nintendo.

Make no mistake, Amiibo is still a toy line, and a very interesting one at that. Amiibo are bite-size figures that come equipped with NFC or near field communication technology. The NFC chip in each Amiibo figure communicates to a base, unlocking in-game add-ons and new experiences that users wouldn’t be able to get otherwise. Nintendo began selling the Amiibo figures a long time ago, but the fall gaming season will usher in a new wave of Amiibo releases.

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Here’s a complete guide to the 2015 Amiibo releases coming this fall and winter, and the information you need about Amiibos before you make a single purchase.

The New Fall 2015 Amiibo Releases

Here are the new Nintendo Amiibo releases coming this fall along with information about what games they’ll be compatible with. This can get especially complicated since Amiibo figures are compatible with some games and not with others. Note that some Amiibo figures are only available at certain stores.

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Nintendo 2015 Amiibo Releases September

2015 Amiibo Release Guide (77)

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Zero Suit Samus (Super Smash Bros) – September 11th

Zero Suit Samus will support Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Ace Combat Assault, Amiibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. No other game but Super Smash Bros will be able to write to Zero Suit Samus.

Ganondorf (Super Smash Bros) – September 11th

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Ganondorf will support Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Amibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. No other game but Super Smash Bros will be able to write to Ganondorf.

Olimar (Super Smash Bros.) – September 11th

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Olimar will support Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Ace Combat Assault, Amiibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. No other game but Super Smash Bros will be able to write to Olimar.

Dr. Mario (Super Smash Bros) – September 11th

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Dr. Mario will support Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Ace Combat Assault, Amibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. No other game but Super Smash Bros will be able to write to Dr. Mario. Dr. Mario is exclusive to Target.

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Bowser Jr (Super Smash Bros) – September 11th

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Bowser Jr. will support Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Amiibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. No other game but Super Smash Bros will be able to write to Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr. is exclusive to Toys R Us.

30th Anniversary Mario Classic Color – September 11th

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30th Anniversary Mario Classic Color will support Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Ace Combat Assault, Amiibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. No other game but Super Smash Bros will be able to write to 30th Anniversary Mario Classic Color. So will Mario Party 10.

30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color – September 11th

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Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Ace Combat Assault, Amiibo Tap, Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash will support the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color Amiibo. Super Smash Bros and Mario Party 10 will be the only games that can write to it.

Amiibo Cards (Animal Crossing) – September 25th

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is the only game that’ll read and write to the new Animal Cross Amiibo Cards. Super Mario Maker will also support the cards but it’s unclear how.

Mr. Game & Watch (Super Smash Bros) – September 25th

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MR Game & Watch. supports Supper Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Wooly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Amiibo Tap, and Chibi-Robo Zip-Lash. Only the Super Smash Bros. games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will be able to write to it. Part of the Retro-3 Pack, and exclusive to GameStop.

R.O.B. (Super Smash Bros) – September 25th

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R.O.B. supports Supper Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Wooly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Amiibo Tap, and Chibi-Robo Zip-Lash. Only the Super Smash Bros. games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will be able to write to R.O.B. Part of the Retro-3 Pack, and exclusive to GameStop.

Duck Hunt (Super Smash Bros) September 25th

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Duck Hunt supports Supper Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Wooly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Amiibo Tap, and Chibi-Robo Zip-Lash. Only the Super Smash Bros. games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will be able to write to Duck Hunt. Part of the Retro-3 Pack, and exclusive to GameStop.

Turbo Charge Donkey Kong & Hammer Slam Bowser

The only way to get Turbo Charger Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser is to purchase the new Skylanders SuperChargers Stater Pack for Wii U. The figures switch from being Amiibo to SuperChargers with a turn of their base. Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for Wii U is $74.99

Read: Skylanders SuperChargers Release Goes Dark

Nintendo 2015 Amiibo Releases October

Chibi-Robo (Chibi-Robo) – October 9th

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Chibi-Robo will support Hyrule Warriors, Marty Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Amiibo Tap and Chibi-Robo Zip Lash. Only Chibi-Robo Zip Lash will be able to write to it

Light Blue Yarn Yoshi (Yoshi’s Woolly World) – October 16th

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Light Blue Yarn Yoshi will sport support for Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Amiibo Tap and Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Only Super Smash Bros can write to the figure

Pink Yarn Yoshi (Yoshi’s Woolly World) – October 16th

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Pink Yarn Yoshi will sport support for Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Amiibo Tap and Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Only Super Smash Bros can write to the figure.

Green Yarn Yoshi (Yoshi’s Woolly World) – October 16th

Green Yarn Yoshi will sport support for Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Amiibo Tap and Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Only Super Smash Bros can write to the figure.

 

Nintendo 2015 Amiibo Releases November / Holiday

Mii Gunner (Super Smash Bros) – November 1st

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Mii Gunner will support for Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Amiibo Tap and Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Only Super Smash Bros can write to the figure.

Mii Brawler (Super Smash Bros) – November 1st

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Mii Brawler will support for Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Amiibo Tap and Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Only Super Smash Bros can write to the figure.

Mii Swordfighter (Super Smash Bros) – November 1st

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Mii Swordfighter will support for Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Amiibo Tap and Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Only Super Smash Bros can write to the figure.

Mewtwo (Pokémon) – November 13th

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So far, Nintendo has only confirmed that its new Mewtwo figure will be compatible with three two games: Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Super Mash Bros for Nintendo 3DS.

Falco (Super Smash Bros) November 20th

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Falco will work with Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad, Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Amibo Tap, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Falco is also compatible with Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS.

Tom Nook (Animal Crossing) – Holiday

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Tom Nook will work with Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad, Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Amibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Nintendo hasn’t revealed if any games will be able to write to the figure.

Reese – (Animal Crossing) Holiday

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Reese will work with Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad, Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Amibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Nintendo hasn’t revealed if any games will be able to write to the figure.

Mabel – (Animal Crossing) Holiday

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Mabel will work with Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad, Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Amibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Nintendo hasn’t revealed if any games will be able to write to the figure.

Lottie – (Animal Crossing) Holiday

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Lottie will work with Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad, Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Amibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Nintendo hasn’t revealed if any games will be able to write to the figure.

KK – (Animal Crossing) Holiday

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KK will work with Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad, Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Amibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Nintendo hasn’t revealed if any games will be able to write to the figure.

Isabelle – (Animal Crossing) Holiday

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Isabelle will work with Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad, Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Amibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Nintendo hasn’t revealed if any games will be able to write to the figure.

Digby – (Animal Crossing) Holiday

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Digby will work with Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad, Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Amibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Nintendo hasn’t revealed if any games will be able to write to the figure.

Cyrus – (Animal Crossing) Holiday

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Cyrus will work with Hyrule Warriors, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad, Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker, Amibo Tap, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Nintendo hasn’t revealed if any games will be able to write to the figure.

Accessories & Compatibility

Besides launching new Amiibo figures in the fall and winter, Nintendo has plans to expand its empire. Today, Amiibo figures are only compatible with two of Nintendo’s consoles: The Nintendo Wii U gaming system for the living room and the new Nintendo 3DS XL for those who like to game on the go. Nintendo plans to extend that with a few new accessories and a new device.

Coming this September is the $19.99 Nintendo NFC Reader/Writer Accessory. Made specifically for the Nintendo 3DS, it’ll allow users to drop Amiibo figures into their games just like the new Nintendo 3DS XL. Nintendo says the accessory is compatible with the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS X and the Nintendo 2DS. Amazon has these readers available for users to pre-order ahead of their September 25th release date.

The New Nintendo 3DS

The New Nintendo 3DS

Also launching on September 25th is the new Animal Crossing: Home Designer New Nintendo 3DS bundle. $219 gets shoppers a digital copy of the game, two face-plates and a New Nintendo 3DS that can read Amiibo figures without extra accessories and fits more comfortably in small hands. GameStop has pre-orders for it running now. Nintendo’s updated roadmap hasn’t made it clear yet which figures will have Animal Crossing: Home Designer support and what that support will look like.

Read: New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Set

The Nintendo NFC Reader/Writer will allow users to load in-game content using their Amiibo figures or the new Amiibo cards that are set to launch this year too. Theoretically, Amiibo Cards will be easier to come by than Amiibo figures. The first pack of these cards will be the Animal Crossing Amiibo upgrades on September 25th.

Good luck with the 2015 Amiibo releases.