Via Nintendo’s Twitter page, we can confirm the first wave of Amiibo characters set to launch in the UK sometime in 2014.
The first twelve characters will include;
- Princess Peach
- Donkey Kong
- Fox McCloud
- Wii Fit Trainer (Female)
- Animal Crossing Villager
We have also seen a Bowser and Pit figure, but can only assume that these characters will be included in the second wave.
If you are unfamiliar with Nintendo’s latest Amiibo craze, then in simple terms, Amiibo is very much Nintendo’s interpretation of Skylanders. However, Amiibo is compatible with various upcoming Wii U games. Confirmed titles are Super Smash Bros, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Mario Party 10. Eventually an update to Mario Kart 8 will see the inclusion of Amiibo toys and, with the help of a new NFC peripheral or buying the new 3DS or 3DS XL model, Amiibo will be heading to the 3DS sometime in 2015.
Check out all the first wave below.