We’ve received more detail on the Pearl and Marina figures known as amiibo, launching July 13:
Apparently, by using these amiibo, you can unlock and wear Pearl and Marina’s signature outfits from the Octo Expansion, and take photos atop the stage where Off the Hook perform. If you’re a Squid Beatz fan, these amiibo will also add a new visual theme and sound effects to the rhythm game.

Heads up, there’s fresh new amiibo figures joining the ink-splatting action! This 3-pack, featuring Octoling Boy, Octoling Girl, and Octoling Octopus will be available on 12/7, and gives Inklings and Octolings special access to some stylish new gear!

If you befriend the Octoling Girl amiibo figure, you’ll get the spellbinding look of the Enchanted gear! From the Octoling Boy amiibo, you’ll armor up with the Steel gear, and last but not least, with the Octopus amiibo, you’ll get the Fresh Fish gear, based on a popular character in Inkopolis! (Note: balloons not included.)

Nintendo is Releasing an Edible Amiibo

This image of a Super Mario Odyssey inspired cereal box has been circulating the internet for a few days, with many assuming it was just a fan’s photoshop project, but Kellogg’s has confirmed on Twitter that the image came from the company.

This box art is not yet finalized, but it appears to be similar to Lucky Charms, with the traditional shapes now changed to question blocks and red and green mushrooms. The box states that it contains a special Amiibo to be used in Super Mario Odyssey, possibly to unlock exclusive content. It is my assumption that the Amiibo will be in the form of a card inside of the box, similarly to Animal Crossing Amiibo cards.

Kellogg’s announced the product was in fact real and stated it is “hitting store shelves now” so it might already be available at your local grocery store. One potential problem is that this cereal is releasing at a time when Loot Crate controversies are causing a certain game company to receive a ton of bad press. The fact that a cereal aimed at children promises power-ups in a video game may be spun into part of that narrative by certain news outlets. Nevertheless, this may be the biggest thing to happen to video games in cereal since Chex Quest.