Amiibo communities have been in a flurry following discoveries of unannounced amiibo in in-store displays. The news started with Animal Crossing’s Timmy and Tommy being spotted as Target exclusive in an in-store Target display:
Of note, the display also shows Famicom R.O.B., the previously Japanese-exclusive color variation of R.O.B. Meanwhile, Roy was found to be GameStop exclusive through a GameStop display:
Following this, Kapp’n and Rover (another Animal Crossing group) were spotted in another system.
Finally, Ryu was spotted in a Toys ‘R Us display:
While this seems like a ton of announcements, there may be more — amiibo fans are rushing out to check displays in their nearby store. We will update as more news becomes available.
There is a lot of mystery regarding the release date of Star Fox Zero. Originally announced for November 20, 2015, the game was pushed back to Q1 2016 in late August. However, a Danish retailer, COOLSHOP, has published a release date on the official page for the game. Supposedly, the Wii U exclusive Star Fox title will be coming out February 26th, at least in Europe. While this may be a placeholder date until Nintendo releases an official word, it is not uncommon for online retailers to accidentally leak launch dates and the date would fit the current timeline.
A batch of new playable characters have been announced for Project X Zone 2. The characters that were revealed via images of the Korean version include Shenmue‘s Ryu Hazuki, Capcom Fighting Evolution and Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX‘s Ingrid, and Tales of Vesperia‘s Estelle. Project X Zone 2 launches this year in Japan while those of us in the west will have to wait until next year to get our hands on the game.
A Spanish retailer has put up a promotional poster which states that Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden will be released in Europe on October 30th. The retailer is the same one that leaked Tales of Zestiria for the PlayStation 4. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is a one-on-one fighting game for the Nintendo 3DS which includes a wide variety of characters from the Dragon Ball franchise.
We found out yesterday in a major leak that Ryu and Roy will be joining the cast of Super Smash Bros. The news came ahead of the official announcement which is most likely due today during the Super Smash Bros themed Nintendo Direct. Well, we now have footage of the newly added characters in action so take a look at the fast and frantic video above featuring Lucas, Ryu and Roy.
It has been quite a day already, as we have learnt that Ryu and Roy will be featured in Super Smash Bros. The information was clearly supposed to be announced tomorrow during the Super Smash Bros presentation, so no doubt the Nintendo Ninjas will be out for retribution. Anyway, if you want to hear more about the leak then be sure to check out the GameXplain discussion, above.