Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Includes Amiibo Support, Launches in Japan Late-2015

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, the crossover of Paper Mario and the Mario & Luigi series, won’t launch in the west until early next year, but that isn’t stopping Japan from enjoying it much earlier. The Alpha Dream RPG has a Japanese release date of December 3rd, and with this update the official site revealed that it will support 18 amiibo figures.

The game’s amiibo support extends to every Mario-related character available thus far with certain exceptions like Rosalina and Bowser Jr. Their in-game use applies to special ability cards in battles. Further use or if additional amiibo will be supported has yet to be announced.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam joins the small but growing list of 3DS games that support Nintendo’s growing amiibo line, including Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Codename S.T.E.A.M., and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (the latter of which used amiibo cards).

With no word on the North American release date, the delay is no doubt to handle the game’s translation, given the text-heavy nature of the Mario & Luigi series.

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