Nintendo reveals amiibo listing for Mario Kart 8

When Nintendo first announced their Skylanders-esque figurines called amiibos for the upcoming Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., they also confirmed that they would be compatible with other titles; their main example being Mario Kart 8, which was released earlier this spring. Now, they have confirmed which amiibo will be compatible.

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A free software update, which will arrive on the 13th November, will allow players to dress their Miis up in costumes based on the amiibo characters. The ten confirmed figures are:

1. Mario
2. Luigi
3. Yoshi
4. Peach
5. Donkey Kong
6. Link
7. Kirby
8. Captain Falcon
9. Samus
10. Fox McCloud

While these are certainly nice bonuses for those who purchase the amiibo figures, one can’t help but wish that this was more of a precursor for more special guest racers, especially considering the first of the Mario Kart 8 DLC packs, which will be released by the end of November, makes Link a playable character.

The first wave of amiibo figures will coincide with the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on November 21st in America and November 28th in Europe. A second wave of six figures – Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon will arrive in December.