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Nintendo Indirect? Wave 4 and Super Mario Amiibo

Today the talk of the town is the new Nintendo Direct, which you can all watch over at Nintendo’ s Direct site. Filled with some exciting new revelations, Nintendo definitely had a lot to say within their custom made press release, as they always do.

Nintendo started the direct with a few game announcements, but what was most interesting was the reveal of the two new sets of Amiibo.

The beloved Japanese company stated a new wave of Super Smash Brothers Amiibo will be hitting North America in Spring 2015. Wave 4 of the Amiibo will include Robin, Lucina, Charizard, Wario, PAC-MAN, and Ness. Again, I emphasize that these are Wave 4 of the Super Smash Brothers line of Amiibo because Nintendo also announced that they will be release a new line of Super Mario Amiibo. The new Super Mario Amiibo meant to work with Mario Party 10 are: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi and the only new character Toad. Nintendo’s Bill Trinen protected your wallets when he quickly added that the new Amiibo based on the same characters will have the same functionality as the Amiibo from the Smash line of characters, with one minor or major circumstance. To use any Smash line Amiibo in a game like Mario Party 10, one has to erase one’s Super Smash Brothers data from the Amiibo to use the figure to save new Mario Party data on it. Introducing a new line of Amiibo is worrisome to say the least, but perhaps Nintendo has figured out the manufacturing.

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It is no secret that Wave 2 of the Amiibo were riddled with problems. Stores not knowing when the release dates are, not knowing whether or not they were going to get a particular figure, canceling preorders. Some blame stores ,but then again Nintendo never revealed a release date which is understandable. Never having done a toy production of this magnitude, Nintendo perhaps was faced issues with manufacturing. The issue could be with the Smash line in particular because although Nintendo revealed two sets of Amiibo today the Super Mario line got a release date and the Super Smash Brothers line did not.

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The Wave 4 from the Smash line of Amiibo have been relegated to a Spring 2015 release window and still no confirmation as to when Wave 3(filled with store exclusive figures) will hit stores again stating the blanket release window of February 2015. The new Super Mario line of Amiibo are slated for a March 20th release date. No news on when preorders will start.

 

We hope to see that Nintendo and the retailers handle this Wave a little better.

 

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