We are all aware the festive season is nearly upon us – but now it is the season to smash with the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U joined by the first round of Amiibo – for those who doesn’t know this is Nintendo’s first incursion into the toys-to-life category which will feature 12 of the most beloved characters in gaming that players can pair up with or face off against in what has been stated as the biggest Smash Bros games in the series.
While we all waited for the release of Super Smash Bros – on the other side of the waters in the States it was busy selling more than 490,000 physical and digital units collective during the time frame of 21st November and 23rd November and had been titled the fastest selling Wii U title ever in the US.
Pairing up with amiibo has made Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U an unmissable experience this festive season – it is enjoyment for the whole family. From today there will be 12 amiibo characters available: Mario, Yoshi, Fox, Peach, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Kirby, Villager and Marth – Players can use the amiibo characters through tapping them to the Wii U GamePad. This gives players a chance to use the characters in a multitude of ways in the compatible games – a first for the toys-to-life category. Certain games like Hyrule Warriors and Mario Cart 8 will actually give players bonus content for tapping the amiibo – for example in Super Smash Bros if you have a Link amiibo and tap him you can then use him as a fighting partner!
December 19th sees the amiibo line up extend to include – Zelda, Luigi, Diddy Kong, Pit, Captain Falcon and Little Mac with even more characters to come in 2015.
The Wii U has given such a rich new life to Super Smash Bros with the touch screen ability of the GamePad to create custom stages. Players who won the Nintendo 3DS version can use their 3DS systems to control all the action on the television screen and this is in addition to the GameCube controller support. For more information see the Nintendo Direct Website.