When Amiibo launched on the 21st of November of last year, the figurines were only compatible with the Wii U. With the New 3DS, however (along with an upcoming adaptor for owners of the regular 3DS to use), the figures will be useable with the handheld platform. So far, Nintendo has confirmed a handful of titles that will be supporting the new feature. So what are the best Amiibo compatible New Nintendo 3DS games so far in terms of usage? Find out in our newest list below.
5. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
One of the best JRPG of the past recent years, Xenoblade Chronicles, is being ported to the New Nintendo 3DS. Aside from a handful of compromises, Monster Games did an excellent job in squeezing the massive world onto the small handheld system. If you have a hard time finding the original Wii version at an affordable price, you should opt for the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D.
The port also features support for the Shulk Amiibo as you can unlock tokens when scanning the figure using the bottom screen of the New 3DS.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is releasing on the 2nd of April. Preorder the port with this link on Amazon.
4. One Piece: Super Grand Battle X
One Piece: Super Grand Battle X is a four player fighting game akin to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS as gamers not only have to deal with the opposition but also the obstacle-like stages. It will feature dozens of playable fighters in addition to support and other cameos. Needless to say, fans of the anime and manga should keep an eye on it.
You will be able to unlock costumes for certain fighters when using the Donkey Kong, Fox, Kirby, Link, Luigi, Mario, Marth, Samus, Wii Fit and Yoshi Amiibos. For instance, you can use alternate looks for Luffy when you scan in Luigi and Mario.
One Piece: Super Grand Battle X came out on the 13th of November last year. Bandai Namco has not yet confirmed a North American release.
3. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy was previously released for the 3DS in 2011. With the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS, Bandai Namco decide to develop a Plus version of the handheld flight combat game. The new release will take advantage of the ZL, ZR and C-stick buttons, making it much more improved than the already solid original.
It will also include Amiibo support as scanning certain figures into a game will unlock special vehicles with skins and parameters based on the characters. The supported figurines are Bowser, Captain Falcon, Donkey Kong, Fox, Link, Luigi, Mario, Pac-Man, Peach and Samus.
You can preorder Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus, which is launching of February 10, with this page.
2. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is the first entry of the franchise to be released on a handheld. The chaotic action ended up transitioning quite well on the smaller screen. To differentiate between Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo also added exclusive stages and modes as an incentive to try out both versions of the excellent game.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has the same Amiibo support as the Wii U version as you can build your own A.I. fighters by scanning the figurines, teaching them how to fight and then re-uploading the data to the NFC chip.
Nintendo released Super Smash Bros. for 3DS in 2014 on the 3rd of October. If you haven’t already, you can purchase it here.
1. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is a new intellectual property from the same team responsible for the Advanced Wars and Fire Emblem series. For their latest game, Intelligent Systems decided to add some real-time elements, with gamers having to aim and shoot, to the strategic gameplay. As a result, you get an unique mixture of genres that should appease many.
The new IP has what may be the most compelling usage of Amiibos yet for the New Nintendo 3DS as you can unlock Ike, Lucina, Marth and Robin as playable characters. Each of these party members also have their own unique abilities to help out the team.
So, if you want a New 3DS game that takes the vest advantage of the Amiibo support so far, make sure to check out Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. when it launches on the 13th of March. Preorder it via this link.Amiibo support is off to a great start with the above-mentioned games. Hopefully, Nintendo will be revealing more creative ways to implement the figurines in other future titles.