Discontinued Amiibo May Return in a Different Form

In an interview with the Associated Press, Nintendo executive Shigeru Miyamoto spoke briefly about the company’s plans to maintain amiibo support even after certain figures have been discontinued. When asked about Nintendo’s plans for such a scenario, he said:

In the future, we have the option, if certain “amiibo” figures are no longer available in stores, to release an “amiibo” in card form with the same functionality.

Fans will be happy to hear that Nintendo has a long-term plan for its wildly popular line of figurines, but collectors will note that certain amiibo will very likely be discontinued in favor of these cards, which are undoubtedly cheaper to produce.