Amiibo Support Delivered in Wii U Firmware Update

The Amiibo update has finally come for the Wii U system, adding compatibility to register your figurines in the system settings.

Wii U firmware update 5.3.0 U has made its way into the wild, with juicy changes that fans of the new Amiibo figurines could get hyped about.

  • Changes to System Settings:
    • Amiibo Settings has been added to System Settings. Amiibo Settings allows users to register an Amiibo owner and nickname, delete data written to an Amiibo by supported software, or reset an Amiibo.
  • Improvements to system stability and usability:
    • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Improvements in system stability are always a welcome change, despite the console working well as it is. Considering the timing, general improvements seem to include general Amiibo optimization. And it's cute knowing that they now allow you to register a nickname for your Amiibo. It makes it feel really personalized and tailored to create a good experience. I'm really excited to see just how much we can personalize our Amiibos.

Make sure you get to updating your Wii U systems so you can hop on and register your Amiibos as soon as you get them!

Amiibo figurines will be available around November 21st for players in North America, and November 28th for those of you living in Europe. There are plenty of games that Amiibo will be compatible with, such as Super Smash Bros. 4, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, along with a few existing games like Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8.

Nintendo is even considering bringing Amiibo to third-party titles, so keep your eyes peeled!

Published Nov. 11th 2014
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