Nintendo has pulled up and unloaded a truckload of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury info this morning with the incredible new trailer. We got our first glimpse at the Bowser’s Fury mode for the Nintendo Switch port, along with details on a new special edition Mario-colored Switch. One announcement that’s flown under the radar though is that two new Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury amiibo are coming soon: To coincide with the increased focus on cat-themed characters, we’re getting Cat Peach and Cat Mario amiibo figures that offer unspecified “in-game enhancements.”
These two amiibo launch day and date alongside the Nintendo Switch release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Preorders are live in the US at least, from both Target and Best Buy at the usual $15.99 a piece. Additionally, existing Bowser and Bowser Jr. amiibo will be re-released, with vague “special activations” for Boswer’s Fury.
The fur-textured exterior of these figures is making me wonder what exactly they’ll be like. Way back when Yoshi’s Woolly World launched, we got some knitted amiibo figures, and it would be cool if these followed a similar path. The normal base makes me think these will be standard plastic though, albeit with a rougher finish.
The two new amiibo, along with Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury for Nintendo Switch, drop Feb. 12, 2021.