Nintendo Co. this week said it will release a new software update for Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U to add amiibo functionality.
Compatible amiibo include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Link, Kirby, Captain Falcon, Samus, and Fox McCloud.
amiibo, to be sold Nov. 21, is a new line of NFC-enabled toy figures that can transfer the character and respective data to the Wii U GamePad.
Mario Kart 8 includes vehicle transformations that allow each kart to race through anti-gravity tracks. The final game will allow users to drive against the wall, paraglide after a jump, and cruise underwater.
New characters include Rosalina, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, and all seven Koopalings.
The title has sold 2.8 million units at global retail.
The Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle includes the Wii U Deluxe System, Mario Kart 8, Red Mario Wii Wheel Accessory, and Red Mario Wii Remote Plus Controller at $329.99.