It was a big day for Nintendo news Wednesday, including an announcement about the final collection of Amiibo figures for Super Smash Bros. According to Nintendo, players will soon be able to get their hands on six more entries in the popular line of figurines.
Nintendo announced a while back that they were working on Amiibo figures for Cloud, Bayonetta and Corrin, the final combatants to be introduced to Super Smash Bros. via DLC. During yesterday's Direct, the publisher revealed design concepts for the Amiibo, as well as a launch date of July 21.
As it turns out, Nintendo has also confirmed that this will be the final set of Amiibo especially designed for the mascot-driven brawler, but at least they'll be going out with a bang. Each of the three Amiibo will actually be sold in two forms, and that probably has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that there are plenty of collectors who will likely buy one of each in order to keep their collection complete.
The two versions of Cloud will feature the spikey-haired, massive sword-wielding hero of Final Fantasy VII in his traditional outfit as well as his duds from the film Advent Children. There are a lot of small touches that set the two apart, but their poses are very similar.
Finally, there's Corrin, the hero of Fire Emblem Fates. Since the character can be either male or female, the pair of Amiibo reflect exactly that. The female Corrin is waving a flaming sword behind her while the male version is holding the sword in front of them.
As Polygon is reporting, these Amiibo will work just like previous offerings for Smash Bros. across both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. While they've included some pictures from the twitter, Nintendo has since updated its website to include the figures on their official Amiibo page. You can get an eyeful of the new figurines by heading there.
Honestly, we're a little surprised these latest Amiibo have taken so long to get out the door, though we guess Nintendo has been kinda busy with that whole Switch launch business. But the characters were launched for Smash Bros. more than a year ago, and their Amiibo launches are still several months off. Still, we suppose it's better late than never.
Let us know what you think of the new Amiibo in the comments below. Also, which games would you like to see get the figurine treatment next? We're guessing some Arms characters are in development, but we'd be interested in your most wanted.