Nintendo Co. this week released amiibo Wave 1 products for the Wii U to U.S. retail.
Wave 1 includes Mario, Link, Kirby, Pikachu, Samus, Yoshi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, Fox, and Villager.
Wave 2, to be sold in Dec., includes Luigi, Zelda, Little Mac, Captain Falco, Pit, and Diddy Kong.
Wave 3, to be sold in Feb., includes Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Toon Link, Ike, Sheik, Bowser, King Dedede, Shulk, Lucario, Meta Knight, Rosalina and Luma.
amiibo is a new line of NFC-enabled toy figures that can transfer the character and respective data to the Wii U GamePad.
Super Smash Bros. Wii U will be the inaugural title for the new product line. Future compatible titles include Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Wooly World.
Both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS SKU include online multiplayer functionality to battle users on their respective platforms. Each SKU includes a distinct set of battle arenas.