New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Amiibo Confirmed, Releasing 2022
The over three-year post-launch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is gearing up for its big finale with the long-awaited addition of Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series and excitement is still at peak levels following the game’s big reveal showcase. While plenty has been made of the brawler’s newcomer DLC and accompanying Mii Fighter costumes, series creator Masahiro Sakurai also made mention of the title’s next wave of amiibo figures.
Set to arrive sometime in Spring 2022, Minecraft’s Smash Bros representatives, Steve and Alex, were confirmed to be getting their own amiibo figures following the two characters’ debut last year. In addition, Min-Min from the spring-loaded fighting game Arms was also confirmed for a long-awaited release around this time as well. As no figures were available for the reveal event, Sakurai humorously assured Alex was “very Alex” and Steve was “very much Steve.”
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In addition to the likes of Minecraft and Arms, several other fighters from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were also secured for the amiibo treatment. In all, figures featuring Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, Pyra & Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Kazuya from Tekken 7 were specifically named, but without any release windows as of yet. Commenting on the diversity of these third-party amiibo figures, Sakurai said, “It’s amazing and exciting to think that these figures will be released by Nintendo.”
While these amiibo figures are scheduled quite a few months after their original debut in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, seeing the remainder of the game’s DLC (minus Kingdom Hearts’ Sora) confirmed is sure to be music to the ears of collectors. The last Smash amiibo to hit stores was the triple release of Banjo/Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth back in March, with no other new figures scheduled for the remainder of 2021 – a hindrance likely owed to ongoing pandemic-related issues.
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