Nintendo Confirms Returning Smash Characters Will Get New amiibo Figures

We all need a little more Snake in our lives. 


Did you have a favorite Super Smash Bros. fighter that didn't end up getting their own amiibo figure during the first run? There's good news ahead, because it looks like a new set of amiibo based on the veteran fighters returning to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have indeed been confirmed. Ridley, Inkling, and Daisy had previously been confirmed to receive figures in celebration of the new game, but they won't be the only ones.

Yes, that means none other than Solid Snake will be immortalized on his own amiibo figure stand, hopefully with the big butt we know and love him for, and not the nerfed butt that they appear to have given him in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

We'll also see characters like Ice Climbers and Pichu, which have both specifically been named as upcoming amiibo releases. We'll also get Wolf, Young Link, and tons of other characters like the Pokemon Trainer as well, meaning you're going to officially have to clean off your shelves for more amiibo goodness. If you went through and opened all your packages because you thought the amiibo craze was over (like yours truly), it might be time to go ahead and start opening up your wallet when the new set arrives. It's going to be awesome.

Seriously, Snake amiibo. He truly has kept us waiting, huh?

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    July 2, 2018 2:23 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Nintendo Confirms Returning Smash Characters Will Get New amiibo Figures

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      July 2, 2018 2:24 PM

      Because of course they will, and they'll get something else special. Can't go buying them all though.

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      July 2, 2018 2:46 PM

      My batshit-insane wish: Smash Ult is free-to-download with some offline playable modes, but to actually play the game's multiplayer modes you need to use that character's amiibo.

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        July 2, 2018 2:47 PM

        Uh, no.

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          July 2, 2018 3:02 PM

          Yeah it's probably a bad thing because it would mean you'd have to spend like six hundred dollars to unlock everyone but idk in my (crazy) mind I'm only interested in playing like 3 or 4 different characters. So doing things this way--buying characters ala carte LoL style--would save me money.

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            July 2, 2018 4:28 PM

            Which is why it will never happen. Nintendo is going to do anything for you to ‘save money’

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              July 2, 2018 4:31 PM

              It also wouldn't save anyone money. So many people play the party mode with 4-8 rando characters and items on. Gating behind physical DLC would be an insanely stupid idea

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                July 2, 2018 4:33 PM

                Well he said he wanted to play only 4 characters. It could be cheaper - not nintendo would make ever amibo 19.99 to screw his plan LOL

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                  July 2, 2018 4:36 PM

                  Certainly, it would just screw over everyone else buying the game. Again, its just a batshit-insane wish, everyone (WVDM included) knows its not a good idea :)

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            July 2, 2018 10:42 PM

            This is the post that created thought crime.

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        July 2, 2018 2:57 PM

        That would cost like a thousand dollars.

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        July 2, 2018 4:24 PM

        god no.

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        July 2, 2018 4:30 PM

        You're right, that is insane. And batshit!

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        July 2, 2018 10:41 PM


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      July 2, 2018 2:49 PM

      I can't wait to see what the Snake amiibo looks like, the Ridley one they showed at E3 looked fantastic.

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      July 2, 2018 5:31 PM

      Would it be a crazy idea if they attach the character to the amiibo? So the first time you use the amiibo you unlock the character in-game and that's it?!

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