During a fiscal report on Tuesday, Nintendo announced that they will be releasing a series of trading cards later this year with the same functionality as their popular line of Amiibo figurines. Further details on the card series are scarce at the moment, but might be connected to another recent announcement from Nintendo that revealed that they will be release free to play demos of popular NES and SNES games for the Wii U via Amiibos. These demos will only be playable for a limited frame of time, but you will still be able to tap their Amiibo more than once to play through additional scenes in the game associated with a particular figure or card.
The Amiibo figures have been a bit hit with fans, with figures selling out wherever they may be had and Nintendo themselves claiming to have shipped over 5.7 million figures since late last year. With such impressive numbers, the future looks bright for Nintendo’s line of plastic game heroes as they gear up to release a third wave of gaming icons featuring the likes of King DeDeDe, Megaman, and Ike from the Fire Emblem series.
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