Nintendo Switch amiibo Support Confirmed

Nintendo Switch amiibo Support Confirmed

Nintendo said its next home video game platform, officially named Nintendo Switch, will offer amiibo support for compatible game software.

This morning, Nintendo shared a short video that introduced Nintendo Switch, but it made no mention of the console supporting amiibo. However, the company has since confirmed that for consumers and investors.

“If a Nintendo Switch game supports amiibo then the Nintendo Switch home gaming system will as well,” a Nintendo representative told IGN.

It’s currently unclear how players will activate the NFC figures and cards for compatible games. On Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS for example, players tap figures or cards to each system’s NFC-compatible screen. An NFC Reader/Writer accessory is used for original Nintendo 3DS models.

To be clear, Nintendo Switch has two main components: the Nintendo Switch console and the Nintendo Switch dock. The console is the unit with the high-definition LCD display; it also lets players attach Joy-Con controllers to each side of it and undock it to play games on the go. The dock simply provides power and charging for the console and a TV output.

Nintendo Switch launch window titles, its price, release date, and specifications will be shared at a later date. The system is expected to launch worldwide in March 2017.

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  1. Please don’t take this the wrong way but why are people surprised at this?
    Zelda Breath of the Wild has been confirmed several times to have amiibo support and since we knew that game was coming to the Nintendo Switch, that means that system will have amiibo support.
    I dunno about you but to me, this is common sense.


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