Nintendo Reveals Trio of New Amiibo Figures

It has been announced that when Capcom's Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin releases on Nintendo Switch, three new amiibo figures will also release for the title from Nintendo's product line. As with the amiibo wave for Monster Hunter Rise, these figures will be available exclusively through GameStop. The line will feature Ena holding a Rathalos egg, Razewing Ratha, and Tsukino. When used with the game, the figures will each unlock a special layered armor set. The three figures will be sold individually and will be available on July 9th, which is the same day Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will release worldwide on Nintendo Switch and PC.

Images of the amiibo can be found in the tweet embedded below:

It's not all that surprising to see Monster Hunter Stories 2 receive its own amiibo line; after all, the game's predecessor received six compatible figures when it released in Japan back in 2016. Unfortunately, none of the figures were given an official release outside of the region, forcing collectors to go the import route. As a result, some of the figures have become fairly difficult to come by! That makes this upcoming wave all the more notable, and it should come as a big relief for fans of the series.

While the toys-to-life video game craze has mostly disappeared, Nintendo's amiibo line continues to see strong support from the company. Last month, the release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury was accompanied by a pair of amiibo based on Cat Mario and Cat Peach. This month will see six new amiibo figures released: Banjo & Kazooie, Byleth, and Terry Bogard from the Super Smash Bros. line, as well as Palamute, Palico, and Magnamalo from Monster Hunter Rise. All six figures are set to be released on March 26th.

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Nintendo has not yet revealed any information about the next wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo, but given the company's dedication to making every fighter available in the game, it seems that more information should be revealed sometime in the near future!

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