Nintendo launches Pokken Tournament, new amiibo and Mario & Sonic Olympic Game on March 18

Nintendo has a big release date with the next wave of amiibo, Pokkén Tournament for Wii U and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for 3DS.

The amiibo figures include Super Smash Bros. series Ryu, Roy and Famicom colors R.O.B. Ryu would be another amiibo that isn’t an exclusive Nintendo character, similarly to the Shovel Knight amiibo. Wave 3 amiibo from the Animal Crossing series include Timmy & Tommy, Kapp’n and Rover with another series of amiibo cards. After this launch, the card count reaches 300.

Amiibo collectors should also note that first run copies of Pokkén Tournament is bundled with a Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card. Pokkén Tournament is the next level of Pokémon battling with the player controlling Pokémon in a classic fighting game style. Nintendo New York will be hosting the Pokkén Tournament Early Access Competition finals on March 17 for fans to gather and spectate. Take a look at the overview of the initial Pokken competition at GameStop.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for 3DS launches, supporting amiibo for the first time as the Mario and Sonic both give players power ups for the session. A counterpart Olympic Games title will be launching for Wii U this June.

You can to purchase these items on launch day at Nintendo New York, Nintendo’s flagship store in New York City. Nintendo New York is located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, on 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. Closest Subway stop is at 47-50th St Rockefeller Center via the B, D, F, M.

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