During a recent interview with iJustine, Shigeru Miyamoto briefly hinted at the possibility of amiibo integration in upcoming Wii U releases such as Zelda U and Star Fox U. “I can’t really say just yet… but we do plan on doing something so that people who have amiibo will get some enjoyment out of having amiibo and using them in those games,” said Miyamoto when confronted with the question of how these interactive figurines might play a part in two of Nintendo’s most highly anticipated titles for 2015.
Although we’re left with more questions than answers, it is exciting to know that Nintendo is entertaining the idea of amiibo integration in Zelda U. Perhaps the integration with the newest Zelda installment will be similar to that of Hyrule Warriors, where more weapons and/or crafting items will be unlocked. There is also the possibility that the RPG elements from Zelda II will return, using the avatar construction of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to inspire character customization by way of these charming yet sophisticated amiibo.
For now though, we’ll just have to continue to use our imaginations and speculate about how amiibo will be used in future Wii U titles, as Nintendo has proven time and time again that they know how to consistently revolutionize the way we play games.