Rumor has it that Nintendo Software Technology– the same studio that created Wave Race: Blue Storm and Mario vs. Donkey Kong– are up to something new as of late.
Any fan of amiibo will know that, despite how much Nintendo has pushed the functionality of the figures, they haven’t seen much use past unlockables and upgrades. And while people love to collect them, there’s definitely a high demand for something bigger to use them with. That’s where this rumor comes in.
Supposedly, Nintendo Software Technology has been working on a free-to-play eShop title for the Wii U and 3DS that’s entirely amiibo-centric. Even better, the claim suggests that the company has already finished the game and that it’s slated for release towards the beginning of 2016 in North America, and a little bit later in Europe.
However, if you’re based in North America, it’s best to keep your eyes out for this and, in the event it does launch, get it as quickly as possible. This is because the claim also suggests that the game will only be free-to-play for a limited amount of time, which will act as a promotional period. Players in Europe don’t need to worry, as when the promotional period ends in North America, the game will release overseas for free, without any intention of switching over to paid.
Of course, this is all just speculation, and it’s important to take this statement with a grain of salt, as nothing has been confirmed by Nintendo itself. It’s worth mentioning that this development would be particularly interesting, as back in July a job ad for NST went up about developing mobile games, and the president of NST, Shigeki Yamashiro, has talked about his interest in turning NST into a company completely focused on mobile games for Nintendo (though no development on mobile games there has begun). Could this be NST’s last big hurrah for consoles?
Personally, I’d love for a toy box-style or sandbox-style game, though Nintendo is by no means limited to this. There are plenty of possibilities for an amiibo-centric game, and I’m sure there are plenty of fans with differing opinions about what it should be. Whether you agree or disagree, let us know in the comments what you’d like to see if this became a reality!Leave a Comment