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

Wave 9

What do a pirate shanty and the ninth wave of amiibo have in common? They both have a lot of 'R's. R.O.B. just gets a recolor here, but Roy and Ryu are brand new, and likely to run out fast. Hopefully Nintendo learned something from that whole Ike and Lucina debacle.

Compatibility:

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 Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

R.O.B. Famicom Colors compatibility varies, see below.

Release date: March 18, 2016 (US)

R.O.B. Famicom Colors

This one's for the Famicom nostalgics out there who want something to remember the good ol' days by. This is really just a repaint of the regular R.O.B. amiibo from wave six, but now he's all kinds of vibrant to match the Famicom's graphics. It's good to see the old boy get some color back in his circuits.

Compatibility:

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)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Roy

Roy almost missed the amiibo boat for the foreseeable future, as he hasn't officially been in a Super Smash Bros game (or any Nintendo game, for that matter) since Super Smash Melee. But Fire Emblem's favorite redhead managed to slide into the roster at the last second on a DLC wave, and that means an amiibo of his own. No word on if he'll be compatible with Fire Emblem Fates like all the other Fire Emblem amiibo, but at this point that'd just be gravy. Roy is exclusive to GameStop in the US.

Ryu

Just about the last character anyone expected to get his own amiibo (but did we ever hope), Ryu from Street Fighter joins the pack of non-Nintendo characters being immortalized in their Smash Bros forms. Ryu may be a bit more of a classic fighter than most of the roster, but he can settle it in Smash with the best, and his is an amiibo well-deserved. Plus, it's about the cheapest piece of Street Fighter merch you can buy anywhere, so that's an extra plus.