Nintendo teams up with Skylanders for hybrid Amiibo

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We expected new Amiibo from Nintendo this year – which have always borrowed a little from Activision’s Skylanders. Now, they’re kind of joining up.

Donkey Kong and Bowser are coming to Skylanders. Both have signature moves and vehicles within the new Skylanders SuperChargers. Here’s the magic thing; they work as Amiibo too – just by twisting the base to shield specific NFC bits. A Skylanders figure and a new Amiibo.

This is the sort of thing designed to steal parents money, and it may well work.

Last Updated: June 16, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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