Miyamoto Talks About Amiibo Usage in Star Fox Zero

Star Fox Zero Wii U

When asked about amiibo usage for Star Fox ZeRo in a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that content wouldn’t be locked behind the popular $13 NFC figurines. Instead, amiibos will be used to unlock in-game extras such as visual changes and so on. Here’s what was said:

“In terms of being able to unlock content, I don’t really want to go down that path. For this game, I think of it more as, for people who have the Amiibo, they’re going to get a little something extra and that’s how I’m planning on it with this game. So rather than actual abilities or things like that changing in the game, it would be like getting a different skin for the Arwing or something like that.”

When asked about drawing the line on what should be in-game and what should be unlocked with amiibos, Miyamoto replied with the following.

“So, I don’t really want to talk about Nintendo in general today, but in terms of what I’m doing with Star Fox, I’m really not thinking about there being locked content or there being a mode that you won’t be able to play if you don’t have one. Since we already have the existing Smash Bros. Amiibos I basically want to put in something so if you already have those Amiibos, I imagine people will try and tap them on Star Fox anyway, and I want to make sure there is something that gives them a nice charge when they do that.”

What are your thoughts on Miyamoto’s decision not to include locked content? Do you think the amiibo bonuses he had in mind are too small? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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