We’ve known for a few weeks now that Nintendo was creating their own variation of the popular NFC figures and had even seen an image of a Mario figure. However, it wasn’t until the Nintendo Digital Event that we got the official unveiling under the new name Amiibo.
By collecting these Amiibo figures, you will be able to use them in games like Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, Yoshi’s Woolly World, and Mario Party 10. The figures will be used in different ways across the different games, so we’ll have to learn more later on how that will be done. Also, Nintendo will be offering a special peripheral in the future to allow it to be used on the 3DS as well.