Virtual Console Samples to be Distributed via Amiibo in First Half 2015

In addition to the amiibo sales news, Nintendo’s latest financial briefing for Q3 had more news regarding the use of amiibo. In the first half of 2015, the company expects to provide free software through amiibo. Namely, you tap a figure to the Wii U GamePad (no word on New 3DS usage) and be able to choose from a sample of NES and Super NES games.

This access will consist of “select scenes” from these classic games. Added taps of an amiibo will let you cycle through additional parts of a game. And just like the Masterpieces section in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, we can assume the hooks will be there to let you purchase the games after your demo is up.

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There is no exact time table on when this functionality will be launched worldwide. Speaking of Virtual Console, we’re still waiting on DS games on Wii U

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