Star Fox Zero won’t lock content behind amiibo

Well, not gameplay content, anyways

Unlike some of the addled fringe elements of Destructoid, I do not partake in amiibo. Recent Nintendo releases like Splatoon and Yoshi’s Wooly World have locked certain gameplay bits behind Nintendo’s line of collectable dolls. That won’t be the case with Star Fox Zero.

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto told Kotaku that, “In terms of being able to unlock content, I don’t really want to go down that path. For this game, I think of it more as, for people who have the Amiibo, they’re going to get a little something extra and that’s how I’m planning on it with this game. So rather than actual abilities or things like that changing in the game, it would be like getting a different skin for the Arwing or something like that.

“Since we already have the existing Smash Bros. Amiibos I basically want to put in something so if you already have those Amiibos, I imagine people will try and tap them on Star Fox anyway, and I want to make sure there is something that gives them a nice charge when they do that.”

I guess that also means don’t expect a Splatoon-like Star Fox line?

Shigeru Miyamoto Has Good News For Amiibo Skeptics Like Me [Kotaku]

Steven Hansen