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Super Smash Bros. Amiibo figures.

Amiibo is Nintendo's line of NFC figurines for use with compatible games. Similar to previous lines produced by other companies such as Skylanders or Disney Infinity, players can transfer data to and from the figurines via a communication chip in the Wii U GamePad. The first games compatible with Amiibo are set to launch in the holiday season of 2014, including Super Smash Bros. The previously released Mario Kart 8 is slated to receive a future update that will also make it compatible with the figurines, as well.

Amiibo will retail for $12.99 in the US when the first twelve figurines launch with the Smash Bros. line.

In 2015, Nintendo will release an accessory for the 3DS to allow Amiibo compatibility with titles released for the handheld. The upcoming 3DS hardware revision called the New Nintendo 3DS/XL features built-in NFC support and thus will not require the accessory.

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