Having trouble finding the Modern 8-bit Mario or Jigglypuff amiibo? Well soon, you may not be. According to @AmiiboNews’ Twitter page, these two amiibo are losing their retailer-exclusivity, and will start popping up on more store shelves soon. Previously a Target exclusive, the Jigglypuff amiibo will be offered at GameStop starting on February 4th. As for the pixelated plumber, he’s already been spotted in his modern colors at Toys R Us. You can see the proof of both below.
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Retailer exclusive amiibo have become prime targets for collectors due to their short supply. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer newbie, Lottie, will likely be the next item on collectors’ hit lists, as she can only be found at Target in the United States. This information comes from a stock check image, which you can view below.
We recently reported that the Lottie amiibo will also be a retailer exclusive in Canada with Best Buy. If you have any interest in getting the style-savvy pink otter’s amiibo figure, you may want to act fast.
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Nintendo of America feels the full brunt of the over-commercialized exclusivity deals surrounding amiibo — with the closures of Target, Canada has been able to sidestep some of the worst of the exclusivity deals. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case with Dark Pit amiibo. According to Reward Zone’s Gamers Club Twitter account, Dark Pit will be Best buy exclusive (released July 31) in Canada with no option of pre-ordering. While this is not explicitly stated, there has not yet been any pre-order pages or news from any other retailer, with only two weeks until launch — our deductive reasoning says other retailers likely would have announced availability by now. On the bright side, there will be online stock available the day of, in limited supplies. This mirrors the US Dark Pit launch, which will be happening July 31st.
Andy McNamara, Editor-In-Chief of Game Informer, has Tweeted that tomorrow’s Game Informer cover reveal will be for a surprise next-gen only title that will get gamers extremely excited. McNamara also went on to say that for those asking for the definition of Next Gen in that tease, you will find out platforms tomorrow. What do think this reveal will be for?
“I should mention we have a kick ass cover reveal tomorrow morning at 11am Central. Next-Gen only that I think people will flip out over.”
Ubisoft’s upcoming Wii U exclusive, ZombiU, launches alongside the new console on November 18th. The survival horror game is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB. ZombiU features strong language, intense violence, blood and gore.
Rating summary: In this survival horror game, players assume the role of London inhabitants in the wake of a zombie invasion. From a first-person perspective, players scavenge the city and use realistic firearms, explosives, and melee attacks to kill waves of zombies; battles are highlighted by loud shrieks, impact sounds, and large splashes of blood. Players can also perform finishing moves to dispatch downed zombies: stomping on/bashing in their heads in with a cricket bat. Attacks often result in decapitated/dismembered bodies, and dead enemies continue to incur damage when shot. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.
According to Ubisoft’s Chris McEntee, bringing Rayman Legends to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is possible. However, because Wii U is packaged with a Wii U GamePad, which features a 6.2 inch touchscreen, the upcoming platformer is a Wii U exclusive; if the game was coming to PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, to get an experience similar to Wii U, consumers would have to purchase a PlayStation Vita or a touchscreen device that’s compatible with the Xbox SmartGlass application.
“Well, technically we could to it with SmartGlass [for Xbox 360] and with the Vita being linked to the PlayStation 3. The possibility could be there, but we chose to really focus on Wii U specifically because it has a special toolset, and because everyone that buys it gets what they need to play the game.”
“We don’t want to have the player dependent on other technology that they have to purchase to make sure they can play the full experience. Here you buy the Wii U system, you buy the game, and you can experience all of the content without extras. And we didn’t want to give somebody half of the experience just for the sake of getting it out on another console. We want the player to get everything that we have to offer them from this game.”
-Chris McEntee, Ubisoft designer
Yesterday, IGN uploaded a video that shows footage of Rayman Legends’ Castle Rock level, which features music inspired by a familiar rock anthem. Feel free to watch Rayman run through the creative level above. Rayman Legends is scheduled to launch this holiday exclusively for Wii U.