There was some concern in the Nintendo community about the Metroid: Samus Returns amiibo figures and the need for them all to unlock specific things in the game. Eurogamer recently caught up with Nintendo’s Yoshio Sakamoto to talk about the need to own these four amiibo. Here’s what Mr. Sakamoto had to say:
There’s been a lot of discussion about the game’s amiibo and how to get everything in the game you require four amiibo. Four is quite a few. Some fans have said four is too many. Is it too many?
Yoshio Sakamoto: From our perspective, that isn’t the mindset we have towards them. Please don’t forget that, out of the four, two are Smash Bros.-related figurines. We have two new ones, but we’ve enabled users who have the two older ones to take advantage of them. To clarify, you don’t need amiibo to unlock hard mode. When you clear the game, everyone has access to the hard mode.
So for our fans who purchase the respective figurine, fans will get a harder challenge. I think we have a lot of fans, and for the fans who purchase our amiibo out of love for our series, in addition to having a beautiful figurine, we wanted to give them something in exchange. Namely, to be able to unlock the Fusion Mode, which is even harder than hard mode.
Which brings me onto my next question, how much harder than Hard Mode is Fusion Mode?
Yoshio Sakamoto: I can’t really get into the details, but I can say Fusion Mode is significantly more difficult than Hard Mode. Sorry I can’t go into more detail, but I want fans to experience it for themselves.