When Snack World initially launched for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, a major part of its marketing revolved around toys-to-life. Players could buy “Jara” keychains in real life, which look like miniature versions of in-game weapons, and scan them in via the NFC reader.
While the Nintendo Switch has the same capability, Level-5 will be stripping support for the toys in the western release. In its place will be “daily fortunes”, which will give you a random assortment of the items in-game.
Sam Witch: Listen up, kiddies! The Western version of #SnackWorld does not support real-world jara and snack toys. Instead, all content that was only available via scanning the NFC toys, is available by having me tell your daily fortune in my canopé. You got that? Kya hah hah… pic.twitter.com/bk1TjsuBWW
— Snack World (@SnackWorldNews) January 29, 2020
This also likely means the amiibo-like figures released in Japan in 2018 also won’t be compatible.
Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl GOLD will launch in North America and Europe on February 14th.