Nintendo Fully Explains Hyrule Warriors Amiibo Support

by Mike Futter on Nov 17, 2014 at 06:55 AM

We’ve known that you’ll be able to tap that Amiibo in Hyrule Warriors, but the details have been a little fuzzy. Thankfully, Nintendo has cleared things up in an update on the Amiibo website.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, tapping the Link Amiibo on the Gamepad unlocks the Spinner weapon for use. Zelda also has a special function, unlocking a weapon rated three or more stars once per day.

Every other Amiibo can get you rupees or crafting material, but you might also get a weapon. Unfortunately, it will only be rated at a maximum of three stars. You can tap each Amiibo once per day.

The update that activates this functionality will be released some time in November. The first wave of 12 Amiibo figures will be out on November 21, alongside Super Smash Bros. Additional figures will be out in December and February.

[Source: Nintendo via Joystiq]


Our Take
As far as I can tell, the hook for Amiibos is Super Smash Bros., with every other title being a little bonus. I haven’t seen the toys working in concert with Smash, but as the functions have been detailed, I’m unclear on the value.