Nintendo amiibo "cards" could take place of discontinued figures

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Players hoping to access locked content from discontinued amiibos may be able to buy them in card form in the future.

Fear not Nintendo amiibo fans, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has said that those who haven't been able to buy some amiibo figures before they've been discontinued could be given alternative means to gain access to the content they would have unlocked.

We reported last week that certain less-popular amiibo figures were to be discontinued "due to shelf space contraints". This would mean that the content those figures unlocked would essentially be locked to those wishing to access it.

But what does this mean for those players who wanted to access those characters' specific content in their games, how can they unlock it? Speaking to ABC News Miyamoto said that their could be amiibo cards released in the future, which would allow the same functionality as the discontinued figures.

"We're not making promises for certain figures, but the way "amiibo" is designed is that certain games can have "amiibo" specifically for that game. Other games can take advantage of past "amiibo" that developers want to make their game compatible with. In the future, we have the option, if certain "amiibo" figures are no longer available in stores, to release an "amiibo" in card form with the same functionality."

Thanks, CVG.

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