Nintendo has a new online ad for its Amiibo ‘toys-to-life’ mobile figures, and the spot depicts the lengthy journey of one young player looking to upgrade his collectible character in order to win over the favours of one of his older brother’s friends. The story arc and acting are weird and generally not good, but the video is mostly fun, and it gives you a decent look at how Nintendo’s Amiibo will work in action in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game.
Plus it reveals that there are 50 potential levels you can attain for your Miibo, which, if that’s common to all games where they’re supported and not just Super Smash Bros. Wii U, means that Nintendo’s toys-to-life line will be introduced with a lot more potential in terms of progression than any other competitors, including the Skylanders line and Disney’s Infinity toys.
The Wii U was made for these NFC-powered toys, but we’ll have to wait and see if it’s enough to turn around flagging sales of the console, which is so far way behind the competition from both Sony and Microsoft. The Amiibo, along with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, arrive on November 21 in the U.S.