Nintendo To Release Amiibo Cards And Retro Games

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.

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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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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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