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Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash and new Amiibo whip into adventure in October

The Chibi-Robo! franchise is back and it'll hit 3DS in October with Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash. And of course, it just wouldn't be right if this miniature character didn't get his own Amiibo.

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Nintendo started off June in a huge way, announcing a massive slew of games. One of them includes a brand new installment of the Chibi-Robo franchise called Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash. This is the first Chibi-Robo to hit the 3DS since the 3DS eShop-exclusive Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder from 2013.

This Nintendo 3DS effort will see players take Chibi-Robo on a side-scrolling adventure. He'll take advantage of the fact that he's a plug-in robot and use his cord to whip enemies into oblivion. He can also use his plug to swing across platforms, as well as solve puzzles.

Given that Chibi-Robo is a tiny robot, it's almost a no-brainer that Nintendo will also develop an Amiibo for the character, as well. Using the Amiibo in conjunction with Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash will turn the character into Super Chibi-Robo for certain stages, while also saving high scores to the figure. These high scores will then unlock various items and extras.

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash and the Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Amiibo bundle are set to release on 3DS in October. More information about the Chibi-Robo Amiibo is coming soon.

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