Cloud and Bayonetta amiibo are about to battle for your shelf space

Wave 3

Smash Bros isn't the only game that can pull off a short amiibo wave. Animal Crossing's third set of amiibo is pretty minute (you could say it's going with three for 3) but even that's fine with how quick it's promised to come after the last. In the harsh world of amiibo, there are few such guarantees.


Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival (Read/Write)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Read/Write)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Party 10 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)

Release date: March 18, 2016 (US)


Rover, the ironically named helper cat, is all about new beginnings. He's almost always the first person you meet in the Animal Crossing world, helping you set up the game by figuring out the time and date, your name, and the name of your town. And for all his efforts, he's getting amiibo of his own. Though now that I think about it, maybe it's the cat part that's ironic - since when has a cat helped anyone?


This amiibo will either make you sad that the toys don't come installed with little musical soundbites, or deeply grateful for the same. Kapp'n, the Kappa/sea turtle boat captain in New Leaf, loves to sing, which his family hates so much that they cast him off his island home if he ever lifts a tune. Seems like a little much to me, but that depends on how much you enjoy (or can tolerate) listening to computerized plinging sounds through an entire boat ride.

Timmy & Tommy

Two for the price of one! That's quite a deal, and so unlike the Nook family. Tom Nook's adorable nephews, they act as employees at his shop, as they undoubtedly train to master his dastardly business tactics. Thankfully there's an amiibo to immortalize them in their more innocent form, before things take a turn.