Nintendo offers Amiibo Subscription service
NINTENDO PARTNERS WITH LOOT CRATE FOR A CREATIVE WAY TO DELIVER AMIIBO TO FANS
With Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures before them, Nintendo’s Amiibos have found success. Nintendo jumped into the figures-for-games market and the move has helped rejuvenate not only Nintendo, but it’s floundering Wii U console. With the hits Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon games and holiday seasons fast approaching, Nintendo is getting ahead of the game with this new deal with Loot Crate to provide Amiibos to fans via subscription service. By offering the service and presumably a discount, the figures will be more accessible and put them into more living rooms. Brilliant move in my opinion by Nintendo. Each day that goes by, I regret not having the Wii U. I’ll be working some extra shifts to be able to afford the console however. If you’re reading this sweetie pie, I can wait on my XBOX-1.
For more information on Loot Crate and the Amiibo subscription, and even some statements from folks at Loot Crate, go ahead and read below. And hey, Does Amiibo make a difference for you, and will you be joining the service?
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With the holidays fast approaching and excitement for amiibo growing every day, the popular online delivery service Loot Crate is helping fans receive select amiibo figures after they launch on Nov. 21. By signing up for an “amiibo Subscription Service,” subscribers will receive 10 pre-selected amiibo (including Mario, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Fox and Yoshi) separated into three special Loot Crate shipments throughout the holiday season without ever having to leave their homes.
“Featuring compatibility with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors this year, amiibo figures are shaping up to be one of the year’s must-have holiday items,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Fans around the country already enjoy Loot Crate’s approach to delivering cool new items every month, and now they have a new and convenient way to get their hands on amiibo.”
“We are honored to be working with Nintendo – a company that our team loves and respects, and that many of us grew up with,” said Chris Davis, Loot Crate’s CEO. “The iconic Super Smash Bros.games have brought people together for years, and we’re excited to become a part of that story in a new way through our amiibo Subscription Service.”
By joining the subscription service, Loot Crate guarantees the 10 pre-selected amiibo, and allows subscribers to avoid the hassle of rushing to retailers to find their favorite characters. In addition to Mario, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Fox and Yoshi, the other five pre-selected characters will be revealed through Loot Crate soon. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriorswill feature amiibo compatibility this year, with functionality for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Yoshi’s Wooly World, Mario Party 10 and more coming in the future.
Nintendo and Loot Crate also have a few additional surprises in store for Super Smash Bros. and amiibo fans, so check back with Loot Crate for further details. For more information about how to participate in the limited-time “amiibo Subscription Service,” visit http://www.lootcrate.com/amiibo.
For more information about amiibo, visit http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo.