Amiibo will unlock (parts of) NES/SNES games ⊟

At Nintendo’s financial results briefing this morning, the company announced a free app that lets you play portions of NES and SNES games after unlocking them with an amiibo, coming to Wii U in the first half of 2015:

"With this app, once you tap your amiibo on the NFC area of the GamePad, you will be able to play highlighted scenes of one certain title for NES or Super NES. You cannot play the entire game due to a time limit, but another tap of the amiibo will enable you to try another highlighted scene in the game. We hope that when you tap your amiibo, the quickly changing game scenes will pleasantly surprise you and make you feel as though you have just exchanged a game cartridge."

Bring that app to 3DS too, please! Nintendo also discussed sales rankings for amiibo in each region, potentially making more figures for particular amiibo that sell out shortly after launch, producing amiibo cards, and regional shipment breakdowns — read that part of the presentation here. Pic via Japanese 3DS.

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