Wii U amiibo app will allow you to play scenes from NES, SNES games

By Stephany Nunneley
17 February 2015 14:51 GMT

Nintendo plans to releases a fee Wii U app in the first half of the year which will allow players to try a playable scene from NES or SNES games.

Nintendo announced the new app during its recent Q3 financial results briefing for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.

According to company president Satoru Iwata, once a player taps their amiibo on the NFC area of the GamePad, they will be able to play “highlighted scenes of one certain title for NES or Super NES,” title.

“With this app, you cannot play the entire game due to a time limit, but another tap of the amiibo will enable you to try another highlighted scene in the game,” he told investors.

“We hope that when you tap your amiibo, the quickly changing game scenes will pleasantly surprise you and make you feel as though you have just exchanged a game cartridge.

Iwata also said the firm is “making steady progress” on compatibility with the ability to use amiibo on the 3DS platform.

“For existing Nintendo 3DS systems, we will release an external NFC reader/writer in summer this year,” he said. “On the software side, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS started to support amiibo after a software update in February.”

New Nintendo 3DS is equipped with NFC as a standard feature, therefore there is no need for a separate piece of hardware.

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