Metroid: Samus Returns' Fusion Mode will only be unlocked with the new amiibo

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  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    The Nintendo Gods are at it again.

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    Source: Nintendo Everything

    Someday Nintendo will make a 'Medium Mode' exclusive to an amiibo/DLC too.
     


  2. Diego788

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    god...
    now i'll have to wait for a homebrew app to unlock these modes
     
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    I wonder what the Mario Odyssey amiibos will have locked up but even if it's something major I still won't bother. Just want the game.
     
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  4. Wuigi

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    Well NFC tags are pretty cheap and most of the people here have a CFW 3DS, sooo...
     
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    I've been wanting to buy that but then I reconsidered due to only making use of it for only 1-2 games or so. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe would get a huge boost since they added new costumes.

    Anyway, sellers on eBay selling amiibo cards are even worse than scalpers since it's not products officially produced by Nintendo.
     
  6. Wuigi

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    @Saiyan Lusitano One can get 100 tags for 13$, so even if just a few games have content locked behind a few 15$+ figurines, it's worth it imo.

    Edit:
    Sorry I searched NFC tag instead of NTAG215 before making that post, I bought mine for 23.60$ but I still think it was worth it, especially for Splatoon, Shovelknight and Sm4sh so far.
     
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    anywhere in europe where i can buy these amiibos? or are they ended as usual?
     
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    Base.com has 'em but they're charging way too much.
     
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    only if the damn amiibos worked though the box. I aint opening my shit and im not buying 2 sets lol. ill just program an nfc chip.....
     
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    I'd wish Nintendo would offer paid dlc for people who can't buy the amiibo..
     
  12. hippy dave

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    I guess I'll finally get around to getting some blank tags.
    Locking content behind toys is still pretty dickish. These particular amiibos look cool tho.
     
  13. Elrinth

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    Insta bought. I wonder if it's the dual pack which le americanos are getting or if it's just the metroid.
     
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    I haven't been too hard on Nintendo in the past for the content they put exclusively behind Amiibos, but this is really testing my patience. It doesn't affect me directly, as I've already invested in 100 NFC tags, but it's the principle of the matter. This is something that I feel should be unquestionably be in the base game and has no place being behind a $13, artificially scarce, pay wall. Nintendo has been going in a more anti-consumer corporate direction as of this year, and I don't think it's going to be slowing down any time soon.
     
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    sa a kid: whow this function is super cool, it's really awesome i can use real stuff to interact with the game
    as an adult: ho no, i have to pay 15 bucks to unlock this dlc thing that exists in the game disc\cartridge
     
  16. Elrinth

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    I think the biggest issue is the availability. If it was readily available, there wouldn't be any problems, but the fact they release like 10 amiibos for the entire population of the world there's going to be problems.
    IMO if they made amiibo as an option for buying a DLC, plus make a heck lot more of them, there wouldn't be any problems. But some marketing idiots over at Nintendo have no idea what they are doing. This is atleast how I feel.
    Like if the amiibo actually contained the data required for the DLC. Right now it's just "Disk locked content" which is bullshit :)
     
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    I'd wish they just launch an amiibo bank and digital shop for them on the Nintendo Switch. Imagine buying any amiibo digitally and it then getting stored in a bank app on your device. They could sell them at the same price as the physical versions but with the lock to one game at a time being removed.
     
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    The DLC from hell. I recall Iwata specifically mentioning that they wouldn't do this kinda shit. Now, not only do you have to pay for a "hard mode," you have to find it and probably pay some scalper $80 for it.
    Useless. It's things like this coupled with shitty DLC practices for other titles like Fire Emblem Echoes that's gotten me to lose some of the trust I had in Nintendo.
     
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    Great, another amiibo that will only get so many uses... :wtf:

    I dislike this amiibo thing, is nice as a collection hobby and for people into that but as a extension to gameplay is a game.
    1. Realize you are buying a amiibo which does exclusive things for specific games.
    2. Buy a new amiibo with a new game
    3. Hope the amiibo you buy will be supported in newer games
    4. Hope games are being made to make special use of it.
    Didn't they just release cloud, corrin, and bayonetta amiibo? So are there gonna be a final fantasy game on switch soon that the cloud amiibo will work with besides smash bros? The amiibo was mostly centered around smash bros, but now they are done with that game is hardly as special, just some color swap or costume minor thing for other games using is random data.

    Reminds me of Sonic and knuckles on sega genesis when i would put random carts into it and play random special stages. :glare:
     
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