There was initially some uncertainty as to whether this would be an amiibo exclusive. In a statement provided to Eurogamer, Nintendo offered an official confirmation. The company said that this unlockable content is only unlocked using amiibo.
I plan on getting those two amiibo anyway, but there needs to be a legitimate download only option for people. It's one thing when costumes or color changes are involved, but this is legitimate gameplay they are locking behind a physical product that will almost assuredly sell out now. Hell, amiibo cards are a decent substitute
I really, really wish shit like Skylanders and Disney Infinity never existed. Amiibos were obviously a result of Nintendo being extremely desperate after how much of a failure the Wii U turned out to be, so they looked at how popular the whole toys to life gimmick was at the time and decided that they wanted their piece of the pie. And now it's leading us to garbage like this.
I wouldn't mind this if the amiibo isn't impossible to find. Locking features behind amiibo is one thing, then making the amiibo rare as hell is a completely other problem that makes this move even worse.
Sadly not too surprised considering the success for amiibo and a lot of people buying amiibo wanting them to have more usage in games. This is obviously the worst case so far, even if there is some Hard mode to unlock without the Fusion suit.
you know, DLC was considered bad, but at least anyone can buy it, online, just one click... but with this crap amiibo DLC.. a) you have to find this stupid amiibo, and what if its sold out?! you will NEVER be able to play this DLC and b) even if its available you have to buy it and wait until it arrives..
amiibo DLC is the worst thing nintendo ever did in recent history.
I don't see myself owning video game toys. I own nothing related to video game beside actual video games and that is enough.
Anyway an extra 20$ for a mode? what a steal omg..
Both Samus and Metroid amiibo look good though but I'm not 10 years old anymore, what a bad Idea to link a mode that kids won't probably be able to go through to a toy that is meant to be sold for them.