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[Holiday Picks] Bring amiibo Home for the Holidays

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The holidays are officially upon us and many shoppers are in a frenzy to find gifts for friends and loved ones. But before grabbing yet another gift card, consider amiibo, Nintendo’s new interactive toy-to-life figures of its most iconic video game characters that give gamers more new ways to play. Here are some top reasons to bring amiibo home for the holidays this year.

  1. amiibo are video game icons brought to life

New and nostalgic Nintendo fans will instantly recognize their favourite characters and fall in love with the charming detail put into each figure. There are currently 12 amiibo, representing some of the most iconic characters in the world of video games, including Mario, Peach, Link, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Samus, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer.

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  1. amiibo + Wii U = more ways to play (especially with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U!)

amiibo offer gamers more ways to play, enhancing the experience.  When amiibo are used with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for example, they learn your specific fighting styles and strategy, making it an admirable ally – or a formidable opponent. Highly intelligent, amiibo mimic moves and strategies that challenge novice and veteran players.

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  1. amiibo are compatible with multiple games

amiibo perfectly complement the latest Wii U collection of games, including the hottest selling games of the year: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8.  For those with ever-expanding gaming libraries, amiibo will also be compatible with new, anticipated titles launching in 2015 like Mario Party 10, Yoshi’s Woolly World, and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

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  1. amiibo are collectable

Nintendo will be launching an additional six amiibo in December. New amiibo include Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Captain Falcon, and Pit, all of which will instantly level up your stocking game.

  1. amiibo make great presents for everyone you know

At only $13.99 each, amiibo make great gifts for the Nintendo fan in your life. Since amiibo use the built-in near field communications technology in Wii U, you don’t have to worry about buying an additional dock or starting kit for others to play with amiibo. Whether you’re looking to slip a surprise in a stocking or delight a coworker through Secret Santa, amiibo are the toy of the season.

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